Contact Us

Docs In Progress
8700 1st Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Phone: 301-789-2797
E-mail: See below for best points of contact 

Andrea Passafiume - Educational Programs Manager (andrea AT docsinprogress DOT org)
Contact with questions about training classes, professional development workshops, youth summer camps,
story ideas for production classes, teaching or interning for Docs In Progress.
Andrea is generally in the office Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Erica Ginsberg - Executive Director (erica AT docsinprogress DOT org)
Contact with questions about all other programs, speaking requests, donations, grants, sponsorships, or volunteer opportunities.
Erica is generally in the office every weekday.

Monica Sanjur - Marketing Manager (monica AT docsinprogress DOT org)
Contact with questions related to our newsletter, website, alumni updates, changes in your contact information
Monica is generally in the office every weekday between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Laura Possessky - Board Chair (laura AT gurapossessky DOT com)
Contact with any questions about joining the Board of Directors
Note: Laura does not work out of the Docs In Progress office.

General Questions Not Noted Here
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We are located in downtown Silver Spring at the corner of First Avenue and Fenwick Lane. We are in a red brick house surrounded by high rise apartment buildings. Nearby landmarks include Fenwick Beer & Wine, The Point Apartments, and 7-11.

By Metro: We are 2 1/2 blocks from the Silver Spring Metro station.  If you are walking from Metro, continue straight from the exit on Colesville Road.  At the first corner (Second Avenue), turn left and cross Colesville. Continue up the hill for two blocks (You will pass an office building, county courthouse, and apartment buildings on the left, and a McDonald’s, Townhomes, and Parking Garage on the right).  Turn right on Fenwick Lane (where there is a beer and wine store).  Our house is located at the next corner on the left.  Enter on First Avenue.  (If you’ve passed the 7-11, you’ve gone too far).

Driving: If using a GPS, enter the address as “8700 1st Avenue Silver Spring, MD”).  

From the Beltway (I-495), take the Georgia Avenue exit towards Silver Spring (it’s exit 31-B if coming from the west, exit 31 if coming from the east).  Continue on Georgia for about a mile (be aware of the speed cameras!) After you cross the third traffic light (Spring Street), the next right will be Fenwick.  Our house is on the right just after you cross First Avenue. 

From Washington DC: Take 16th Street North.  After you enter Silver Spring at the traffic circle, continue through the next light at East-West Highway.  Take the next right on to Spring Street.  Take a right at the second street (First Avenue).  Our house is at the next corner on the right. 

Parking: If you are coming to Docs In Progress on a weeknight or weekend, you may park in the gravel lot behind the house which you can enter from Fenwick Lane.  

On weekdays, the lot is limited to staff and pre-approved guests only. Additional parking can be found in the county garage on the other side of Fenwick (free on weekends and from 7 pm on weekdays/$1 per hour on weekdays). 

Our screenings in Washington DC take place at the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs Building at 805 21st Street, NW Washington DC.  The building is located at the corner of 21st and H Streets in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood.  The closest Metro stations are Foggy Bottom or Farragut West. There are campus garages on H Street and I Streets which charge about $10 in the evenings.  Street parking is free after 6:30 pm, but is limited to two hours. 

Takoma Park screenings take place at the Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium at 7500 Maple Avenue in Takoma Park, MD.  The Community Center is off Philadelphia Avenue between Piney Branch and Carroll.  Parking is free.  If taking Metro, the walk from the Takoma Park Metro Station is about 20 minutes or you can take Ride-On Buses 25 (towards Langley Park) or 12 (towards Silver Spring) to the Community Center.  Click here for a Google Map 

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