Get Involved

Get Involved

The Jungle Events

Good Chance, Human First Coalition, and One Journey are partnering with audiences of The Jungle to support refugees across the world.

Washington, D.C. is the found home of many immigrant communities, making it arguably one of the most diverse populations in the world. The current situation for migrants is dire: with asylum seekers scrambling for limited resources, Black migrants being disproportionately targeted for deportation, and domestic violence survivors struggling to secure lifesaving support, your partnership is vital.

Here’s what you can do to help:


Audiences of The Jungle are invited to donate to The Jungle Fund. All donations will go toward supporting Good Chance Theatre and One Journey's work with refugees and other displaced artists and entrepreneurs and Human First Coalition's work supporting people seeking sanctuary. You can donate in person at the theatre or through any of the links below.

Donate to The Jungle Fund


The time and expertise of volunteers can be life-changing all around. For volunteer opportunities in community outreach, language access support, legal consultations, and more, we recommend contacting Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition. CAIR strives to ensure equal justice for all immigrant men, women, and children at risk of detention and deportation in the DC metropolitan area and beyond through interpersonal outreach, an accessible hotline for those in need, and pro bono legal representation.

There are a number of incredible organizations around D.C. that take volunteers (a few more are listed below) and we encourage you to seek out more in your own neighborhood.


Write to your elected official/s to call for state and federal funding and infrastructure to help meet the humanitarian needs of asylum seekers and to promote unity rather than encouraging discourse that pits struggling communities against each other. Read up on the complexity of the current situation here and here.


Enhance Your Experience Through Events

STC and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company are also excited to bring the world and the message of The Jungle to D.C. through a curated series of wraparound enrichment events as well as information on our partner organizations.

Washington, D.C. is home to numerous international, national, and local refugee organizations along with think tanks, universities, and more—all of whom are engaged with some aspect of refugee issues. We have joined forces with numerous organizations that are on the front line of these causes to provide further insight and entry into the world of The Jungle and how the concerns you will see on stage impact us all.

Help us expand awareness of The Jungle and leverage its impact on the nation’s capital by getting involved by joining us for any (or all) of these engaging events.


Current and Upcoming Events

360-Degree Virtual AR Experience (ongoing)
Experience a 360-degree view of the Calais Jungle in virtual reality. Step inside the world and community that inspired this immersive production. This is offered in two ways:
1) A shortened version of the video can be experienced in the Harman Hall orchestra lobby prior to each show.
2) Reserve a time to see the full video in the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company lobby here.

Shakespeare Hour Live: Beyond The Jungle
Saturday, April 1
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Shakespeare Theatre Company | Harman Hall Forum and via livestream on YouTube
This event is free and open to the public.
Join moderator and STC Resident Dramaturg Dr. Drew Lichtenberg for Beyond The Jungle—a live discussion with professors and leaders of NGOs and D.C. cultural centers exploring immigration from the U.K. to the United States through the lens of The Jungle. Learn more and RSVP here. 

Religion, Human Rights, and Displacement: A conversation with Ambassador Rashad Hussain
Wednesday, April 5
5:15 p.m.
Harman Hall
Join Moderator LeeAnet Noble (STC Director of Equity and Belonging) for a one-on-one discussion with Rashad Hussain (Ambassador at Large, Office of International Religious Freedom) following the matinee performance of The Jungle.
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Meet The Members of The Jungle Fund

Good Chance Productions
Through theatre and art, Good Chance creates new kinds of communities, collaborating with artists from across the world and connecting people, stories, and cultures. We redefine what art can do in the 21st century through the spaces, productions, and programs we create. We go to places where others don’t and where expression is under threat, finding new and untold stories. We create groundbreaking ways of bringing different people together. We embrace every individual’s unique traditions and skills. We build communities that become stronger than the sum of our individual parts. We make world-leading work about the great challenge of living together now, building a crucible of stories of global and national relevance.
One Journey
One Journey amplifies refugee voices and enhances public awareness of refugee talents and contributions. We strive to build enduring allies for refugees and use cultural and technological tools to facilitate human connections between refugees and their host communities. We aim to create a world that welcomes, values, and supports refugees and other displaced people. We help amplify the voices of refugees and strive to build connections and allies through culture, storytelling, food, sports, arts, and technology. We create community by organizing educational events throughout the year to raise awareness of the crisis and engage local communities on refugee issues. These events remind participants of our shared humanity with those who are displaced from their homes.
Human First Coalition
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing critically needed humanitarian aid in Afghanistan. Founded by Washingtonian of the Year and former Taliban hostage Safi Rauf, Human First focuses on providing food, shelter, and healthcare for those in need as well facilitating evacuation and resettlement for eligible Afghans. To date, Human First has evacuated over 7,000 vulnerable Afghans and works alongside the US State Department, partner NGOs, and a team of staff and volunteers around the world to carry out this vital work. As Afghanistan enters its second year under Taliban rule and remains the only country in the world where girls above grade 6 are forbidden from attending school, Human First seeks to additionally focus its efforts on advocacy and girls education into the future alongside new initiatives for earthquake relief and food distribution.

Meet More Local Organizations

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center
The mission of the APALRC is to advance the civil and legal rights of Asian Americans by focusing on providing linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate legal services to low-income Asian immigrants in the Metro-DC area, including those with limited English proficiency. Our goal is to ensure that Asian Americans can readily access government services and resources in the legal system to protect and enforce their rights, and to support their full participation in American society. The APALRC seeks to accomplish this mission through a three-pronged strategy that combines community legal education, individual representation, and systemic advocacy.
Asylum Works
AsylumWorks was created to empower asylum seekers and other forced migrants to rebuild their lives safely and with dignity. Our employment program helps asylum seekers find and keep jobs that are safe, legal, and meaningful. We provide services to help clients address critical needs regarding health, safety, and wellness. Our community program also offers asylum seekers a safe space to meet new people and make new connections. We believe asylum seekers and their families deserve to live safely and productively during the long and difficult asylum process.
In our 50th year of service, Ayuda provides legal, social, and language services to help low-income immigrants in our neighborhoods access justice and transform their lives. Since 1973, we have served more than 150,000 low-income immigrants throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Ayuda’s expert and dedicated professionals help immigrants from anywhere in the world navigate the immigration and justice systems and access the social safety net. This comprehensive and welcoming approach breaks down barriers, helps those in need, and makes our communities stronger.


Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition is the only organization in the Capital region that primarily works alongside immigrant children and adults detained by the government. Our programs include legal representation, so people may leave detention and stay in the United States safely and permanently; social services, so people can access support upon release from detention; and impact litigation, for sweeping policy change. As we work towards a more welcoming world, we remain dedicated to standing alongside people trapped in the fundamentally unjust system that currently exists. At CAIR Coalition, we believe it is incumbent upon each of us to defend one another.
For over 40 years, we have worked to foster the comprehensive development of the Latino population in the Washington DC area. Our mission is to foster the comprehensive development of the Latino population by providing direct services while promoting grassroots empowerment, civic engagement, and human rights advocacy. We envision a Washington metropolitan region where all communities thrive in solidarity and dignity, enjoy a prosperous life, and work towards achieving social justice and political empowerment.
Freedom House
Freedom House is founded on the core conviction that freedom flourishes in democratic nations where governments are accountable to their people. Freedom House works to defend human rights and promote democratic change, with a focus on political rights and civil liberties. We act as a catalyst for freedom through a combination of analysis, advocacy, and action. Our analysis, focused on 13 central issues, is underpinned by our international program work. Those central issues include Authoritarian Reach, Democracy during Pandemic, Technology & Democracy, Democracies in Decline, Promoting U.S. Leadership, Election Integrity, Equality & Human Rights, Media Freedom, Government Accountability & Transparency, Strengthening Civil Society, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Expression, and Religious Freedom.
Immigrant Food
Immigrant Food is D.C.’s first cause-casual restaurant. We celebrate America’s story–the story of immigrants. It’s a restaurant that celebrates the successes of past immigrants and positively impacts today’s immigrants who have come to America to remake their lives. This is our small contribution to the fight against a new intolerance in America. Immigrant Food is a place for advocacy, change, and community. We serve World Flavors with a Mission. Why a restaurant? Because restaurants have always been the place where immigrants made a living, created community, and showed off the cooking of their heritage. We’re taking it a step further and also making this restaurant a place to advocate.  Call it gastroadvocacy.
Islamic Relief USA
Islamic Relief USA is a community of diverse people sharing a set of common values: excellence, sincerity, social justice, compassion, and custodianship. Islamic Relief USA provides relief and development in a dignified manner regardless of gender, race, or religion, and works to empower individuals in their communities and give them a voice in the world. We remain guided by the timeless values and teachings provided by the revelations contained within the Qur’an and prophetic example. Over 34 years, the Islamic Relief global family has grown, by the grace of Allah (SWT), into one of the world’s largest Islamic NGOs, and Islamic Relief USA has been a part of that legacy for more than 25 years.