CROSSING MNISOSE To Open At The ArmoryCROSSING MNISOSE To Open At The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Mary Kathryn Nagle's world premiere play Crossing Mnisose weaves together Sacajawea's story with that of the contemporary fight to protect the Mnisose (what Europeans named the Missouri River) from the Dakota Access Pipeline. As in her celebrated playsManahatta and Sovereignty, Nagle draws a clear, urgent line between the past and the present. Nagle's frequent collaborator Molly Smith (Sovereignty at Arena Stage) will direct. (more...)

Arena Stage Voices Of Now Artists Return From International TripArena Stage Voices Of Now Artists Return From International Trip
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia and the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, sent four Arena Stage Voices of Now (VON) devisers/directors to Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina for three weeks from January 26-February 17, 2019. The artists worked with three ensembles of young people, two in Croatia and one in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and through workshops and rehearsals, three original plays were created and performed by the ensembles. The U.S. Ambassador to Croatia attended one of the performances featuring the Croatia ensemble's piece, and much to the students' delight, they were featured on the evening news. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's INDECENTPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's INDECENT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Arena Stage presents Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's thought-provoking play Indecent (more...)

Stephen DeRosa, Lisa Tejero, and More Join Arena Stage's ANYTHING GOESStephen DeRosa, Lisa Tejero, and More Join Arena Stage's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Arena Stage announces casting for Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes (more...)

WORD BECOMES ACTION Festival Kicks Off Season 16WORD BECOMES ACTION Festival Kicks Off Season 16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

Theater Alliance launches Season 16 with the WORD BECOMES ACTION FESTIVAL. Building on the success of last year's inaugural festival, this second annual festival explores themes from upcoming productions and bringing together performances, readings, and workshops to illuminate divergent perspectives. The festival is made possible thanks to the support of The Revada Foundation and DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. (more...)

Photo Flash: TURN ME LOOSE Begins Rehearsals at Arena StagePhoto Flash: TURN ME LOOSE Begins Rehearsals at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Arena Stage presents the D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, who spent his later years in the nation's capital. (more...)

Anita Maynard-Losh Named Arena Stage's Senior Artistic AdvisorAnita Maynard-Losh Named Arena Stage's Senior Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie announce that Anita Maynard-Losh, who is entering her 15th season with the organization, will become Senior Artistic Advisor in addition to responsibilities under her current title of Director of Community Engagement. (more...)

Matt Bogart, Christiane Noll, and More Lead Cast of SNOW CHILDMatt Bogart, Christiane Noll, and More Lead Cast of SNOW CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full cast and creative team for the world-premiere musical Snow Child, based on Eowyn Ivey's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel. 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. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Announces Keynote Speaker and Session Leaders for Intersections SummitMilwaukee Rep Announces Keynote Speaker and Session Leaders for Intersections Summit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

In March more than 130 community engagement practitioners, educators and artists from 26 states and 76 organizations will convene at Milwaukee Repertory Theater for the Intersections Summit, a first of its kind conference for regional theaters. (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Look at SOVEREIGNTY at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Take a Look at SOVEREIGNTY at Arena Stage
by Leah Windahl - Jan 19, 2018

The World-Premiere of SOVEREIGNTY opened January 12th and runs through February 18th at Arena Stage as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival. Mary Kathryn Nagle's play, which features flashbacks spanning to the 1830s, follows a modern-day Native American woman, trying to use her powers as a lawyer to restore rights to the Cherokee Nation. SOVEREIGNTY explores anger over injustice, and how long it takes things to reach a boiling point. (more...)

VIDEO: Take a First Look at SOVEREIGNTY at Arena StageVIDEO: Take a First Look at SOVEREIGNTY at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

The World-Premiere of Mary Kathryn Nagle's SOVEREIGNTY is currently playing at Arena Stage as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival. The play, which features flashbacks spanning to the 1830s, follows a modern-day Native American woman, trying to use her powers as a lawyer to restore rights to the Cherokee Nation. SOVEREIGNTY opened January 12th and runs through February 18th. (more...)

Cast Complete for Mary Kathryn Nagle's SOVEREIGNTY World Premiere at Arena StageCast Complete for Mary Kathryn Nagle's SOVEREIGNTY World Premiere at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Mary Kathryn Nagle's daring new work Sovereignty makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Cast Complete for Mary Kathryn Nagle's SOVEREIGNTY World Premiere at Arena StageCast Complete for Mary Kathryn Nagle's SOVEREIGNTY World Premiere at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Mary Kathryn Nagle's daring new work Sovereignty makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep to Host 'Intersections Summit' for Community EngagementMilwaukee Rep to Host 'Intersections Summit' for Community Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater will host the first of its kind, Intersections Summit, a national convening for community engagement practitioners in regional theaters across the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: Karen Zacarias' NATIVE GARDENS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Karen Zacarias' NATIVE GARDENS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Good fences make good neighbors...right? Neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute in Karen Zacar as' newest hot-button comedy Native Gardens, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Blake Robison directs this hilarious new play about the clash of class and culture that pushes well-meaning neighbors over the edge. Native Gardens is a co-production with Guthrie Theater and runs now through October 22, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. The show just celebrated its opening and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Guthrie Cast to Return for NATIVE GARDENS at Arena StageGuthrie Cast to Return for NATIVE GARDENS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Good fences make good neighbors...right? Neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute in Karen Zacarias' newest hot-button comedy Native Gardens, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Guthrie Cast to Return for NATIVE GARDENS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Good fences make good neighbors...right? Neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute in Karen Zacarias' newest hot-button comedy Native Gardens, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces 2016-17 Actors Arena Workshops, Discussions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Arena Stage announces the 2016/17 programming for Actors Arena, a membership-based forum for professional D.C.-area actors. (more...)

Betsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez Star in CAROUSEL, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Nicholas Rodriguez, Betsy Morgan and More for CAROUSEL at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring Musical Direction by Paul Sportelli and Choreography by Parker Esse, Carousel runs October 28-December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. The company just had their first rehearsal and BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

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