DGT was started in 2015 by Sonya Robbins Hoffmann and Justin Schmitz who share the desire to use the tools of theatrical storytelling to help organizations enact purposeful and responsible change. Together, they created DGT in order to partner with local and national organizations. As a company, DGT works with its partners to explore issues of justice, power relationships, politics, and ethics. DGT raises essential questions and elucidates the core ideals that animate the work of our partners.
We believe that telling human stories is the most powerful form of advocacy. We collaborate with organizations to devise theatrical events that put the voices of those impacted at the center of the performance experience. We use the power of theatre to change lives locally, nationally and globally.
In 2015 we partnered with the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) to produce a devised piece at The Folger Shakespeare Theater. This collaboration juxtaposed scenes from William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew with the voices of domestic violence survivors who wrote and performed their own stories.