The H Street Playhouse, is located at 1365 H Street, NE, was opened in 2002 as 100-seat flexible seating black-box theater. For a number of years a group of artists and other professionals have initiated a new interest in the development of the H Street commercial corridor in northeast Washington, DC. Along with city officials, small business owners, and a few other theaters, the Theater Alliance and the H Street Playhouse have been at the forefront of a movement that is now garnering steam to revitalize this area of the nation's capital. The creation of the H Street Playhouse was the first step in what is becoming a long awaited renaissance and restoration of this DC community. The primary resident company is Theater Alliance; Forum Theatre is also in residence having produced their last two seasons at the Playhouse.