Arena Stage's FROM SCARCITY TO ABUNDANCE Gets Online Screening, 1/29

January 29
5:00 AM 2011

As more than 100 new play artists and professionals gather at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater this week for From Scarcity to Abundance: Capturing the Moment for the New Work Sector, groups have organized in major cities across the country to also join the conversation. All week Arena Stage's #NewPlay TV will stream the major discussions and presentations of the convening online at, and in partnership with 2AMt, Arena Stage has helped set up viewing parties across the country.
Though the convening will be streamed live all week, the viewing parties are scheduled for the final day of the convening for the organized groups across the country to hear the closing roundtable discussion entitled "Designing Tomorrow: Action Steps," in order to have conversations about how their own communities can get involved in the next steps of new play development. All findings from these communities will be published on the 2AMt blog.
WHAT:  #NewPlay TV Live! Watch Parties
WHEN: January 29, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. E.S.T.

Chicago, IL at Victory Gardens Theater
Contact Ben Thiem at
Los Angeles, CA at Atwater Village Theatre
Contact Dennis Baker at or
Austin, TX
Contact Colin Denby Swanson at
Washington, D.C. at Forum Theatre Company
Contact Michael Dove and Hannah Hessel at
New Orleans, LA at Southern Rep
Contact Mark Routhier at
San Francisco, CA at Z Space
Contact Chelsea Graven at
Minneapolis, MN at The Playwrights' Center
Contact Kevin McLaughlin at
From Scarcity to Abundance: Capturing the Moment for the New Work Sector is made possible through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Additional information on the convening, including a full agenda and biographies of the participants of, can  be found at
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is a national center dedicated to the production, presentation, development and study of American theater. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Managing Director Edgar Dobie, Arena Stage is the largest company in the country dedicated to American plays and playwrights. Arena Stage produces huge plays of all that is passionate, exuberant, profound, deep and dangerous in the American spirit, and presents diverse and ground-breaking work from some of the best artists around the country. Arena Stage is committed to commissioning and developing new plays through the American Voices New Play Institute. Now in its sixth decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of more than 300,000.

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