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John Strand and Georgia Stitt

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Edgar Dobie, Beth Newburger Schwartz, Tracy Ifeachor, Edward Gero, Molly Smith, John  Photo

Edgar Dobie, Beth Newburger Schwartz, Tracy Ifeachor, Edward Gero, Molly Smith, John Strand and Brett Mack

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Edward Gero, Tracy Ifeachor and John Strand Photo

Edward Gero, Tracy Ifeachor and John Strand

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Christiane Noll (Mabel) and John Strand (Book) Photo

Christiane Noll (Mabel) and John Strand (Book)

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John Strand (Book), Georgia Stitt (Composer/Lyricist) and Bob Banghart (Composer)  Photo

John Strand (Book), Georgia Stitt (Composer/Lyricist) and Bob Banghart (Composer)

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John Strand Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2003 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play
John StrandThe Diaries
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1999 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play Gold Star
John StrandLovers and Executioners
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1995 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play
John StrandOtabenga

John Strand News

Open Window Theatre to Present THE ORIGINALIST Beginning This Month Photo Open Window Theatre to Present THE ORIGINALIST Beginning This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 11, 2022

Open Window Theatre will present The Originalist, by John Strand, directed by Stephen O’Toole, September 30 through October 30 at Open Window Theater. Performances will be on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm, with a preview performance on September 29 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at https://openwindowtheatre.org.

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith to Retire in 2023 Photo Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith to Retire in 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater today announced that Artistic Director Molly Smith has decided to retire in July of 2023. The Arena Stage Board of Trustees will conduct a nationwide search to appoint a new Artistic Director to build on the pioneering legacy of Smith and Arena’s Founder Zelda Fichandler.

Original Cast and Creative Team Return For CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage Photo Original Cast and Creative Team Return For CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2021

As Fidel Castro ponders on how to move his country forward, his political partner, Celia S√°nchez, is never far from his side. Imbued with magical realism, Celia and Fidel is the dynamic story of radical change in Cuba featuring the country's most notorious political figure and Cuba's most influential female revolutionary.

BWW Exclusive: Ruth Bader Ginsburg- A Theatrical Remembrance Photo BWW Exclusive: Ruth Bader Ginsburg- A Theatrical Remembrance
by Edward Gero - Sep 21, 2020

Stage actor Edward Gero has made a name for himself in the DC theatre scene, appearing in plays by Shakespeare, Chekhov, and everyone in between. In 2015, Gero played Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia in John Strand's The Originalist at Arena Stage. He shares how his experiences on stage led him to meet the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and how she left a lasting impression.

BWW Video: Watch Arena Stage's World-Premiere Film May 22, 2020 Photo BWW Video: Watch Arena Stage's World-Premiere Film May 22, 2020
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 13, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's docudrama, May 22, 2020 is now live.  The film received its world premiere on June 12 through Arena's Supper Club, captures a day in the life of actual Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia residents, ages 18-89, from a beekeeper, a climate change activist to a D.C. police detective. Their rich stories, transformed into monologues by 10 area playwrights, are a stunning look at their lives in the age of COVID-19.

Arena Stage's First World Premiere Film Opens the Spring/Summer Season, LOOKING FORWA Photo Arena Stage's First World Premiere Film Opens the Spring/Summer Season, LOOKING FORWARD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's docudrama, May 22, 2020 will be available online on Saturday, June 13.

Arena Stage Announces World Premiere Films in Response to the Health Crisis Photo Arena Stage Announces World Premiere Films in Response to the Health Crisis
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will open its online Spring/Summer Season, Looking Forward in June with two world premiere films, May 22, 2020 and Inside Voices: a film by Arena Stage's Voices of Now ensembles.

Arena Stage Announces Online Spring/Summer Season, LOOKING FORWARD Photo Arena Stage Announces Online Spring/Summer Season, LOOKING FORWARD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 22, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the expansion of its online programs and events through August 2020. Arena Artistic Director Molly Smith has curated a diverse and engaging Spring/Summer Season, Looking Forward, connecting artists and audiences locally and nationally.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 28, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Eduardo Machado's (Havana Is Waiting, The Cook) Celia and Fidel. It's 1980 and Cuba is dealing with a failing economy. As Fidel Castro ponders on how to move his country forward, his political partner, Celia Sánchez, is never far from his side. Imbued with magical realism, Celia and Fidel is the dynamic story of radical change in Cuba featuring the country's most notorious political figure and Cuba's most influential female revolutionary. Directed by Molly Smith, Celia and Fidel runs February 28 through April 12, 2020 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.

Robert M. Jimenez, Marian Licha and More Will Star in the World Premiere of CELIA AND Photo Robert M. Jimenez, Marian Licha and More Will Star in the World Premiere of CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the full company for the world premiere of Eduardo Machado's (Havana Is Waiting, The Cook) Celia and Fidel.

John Strand Videos

BWW TV: Watch Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart Rehearse 'The Perfect Snow' from SNOW C VideoBWW TV: Watch Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart Rehearse 'The Perfect Snow' from SNOW CHILD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. Watch stars Matt Bogart and Christiane Noll perform the song 'The Perfect Snow' below!

BWW TV: Get a First Listen to 'Grateful' From the World Premiere of SNOW CHILD VideoBWW TV: Get a First Listen to 'Grateful' From the World Premiere of SNOW CHILD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is now hosting the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. Watch the video below for a preview of the song 'Grateful'!

BWW TV: Get a First Listen to 'Things That Are True' From SNOW CHILD VideoBWW TV: Get a First Listen to 'Things That Are True' From SNOW CHILD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2018

Arena Stage is currently preparing to present the world-premiere musical Snow Child. Infused with a score that combines Alaskan string band-traditions with contemporary musical theater, Snow Child follows a couple rebuilding their lives in the Alaskan wilderness when they meet a magical and mysterious snow child who transforms them. Listen to cast member Natalie Toro sing 'Things That Are True' below!

VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of THE ORIGINALIST at Pasadena Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2017

THE ORIGINALIST, by John Strand (Charles MacArthur Award-winning Lovers and Executioners), directed by Molly Smith (Camp David and Artistic Director of Arena Stage), and starring four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Edward Gero (Goodman Theatre's Red), tells the story about a liberal law student's nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Antonin Scalia. THE ORIGINALIST, a co-production with Asolo Repertory Theatre, is now playing through May 7, 2017.


John Strand Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has John Strand written?
John Strand has written 3 shows including The Originalist (Playwright), Highest Yellow (Bookwriter), An Italian Straw Hat (Bookwriter).

What awards has John Strand been nominated for?
The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Diaries The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Lovers and Executioners and The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Otabenga .

What awards has John Strand won?
The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Lovers and Executioners.