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Summer Dates Announced For Camp Arena Stage And Arena's Audition Intensive Photo Summer Dates Announced For Camp Arena Stage And Arena's Audition Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will host its popular multi-arts day camp virtually this summer. Following on the success of last year's online format, Virtual Camp Arena Stage will provide youth ages 8 ‚Äď 15 with the opportunity to perform, explore and create art while building long-lasting valuable relationships.

Arena Stage Announces New Virtual Classes For Winter Season Photo Arena Stage Announces New Virtual Classes For Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces its lineup of Winter classes featuring classes catered to families, theater lovers, students, adults and emerging theater artists. The Voices of Now Mead Ensemble for young artists will begin this winter, meeting virtually to contribute to a new original film. Just in time for the holidays, this robust line of programming has something for everyone and makes the perfect unique gift for the theater lover in your family.

BWW Video: Watch Arena Stage's Latest World Premiere Film THE 51ST STATE Photo BWW Video: Watch Arena Stage's Latest World Premiere Film THE 51ST STATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater’s latest world premiere film, “The 51st State', is now available to stream. You can watch the film by clicking here.  The hyper-local 60-minute docudrama created by Washington, D.C. artists through the voices of 11 residents was inspired by protests and the reignition of a movement after the murder of George Floyd and the quest for creating the 51st state and sovereignty in Washington, D.C. From a first-time protestor to a fourth-generation Washingtonian political scientist, to artists, an attorney, people of faith, and a retired couple moved to take part in the movement despite the COVID-19 risks, these diverse perspectives and real-life stories are vividly told and transformed into affecting narratives by 10 local playwrights. 

Arena Stage Debuts Third World-Premiere Film THE 51ST STATE Photo Arena Stage Debuts Third World-Premiere Film THE 51ST STATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's latest world premiere docudrama, The 51st State, will receive its world premiere through Arena Stage's Supper Club on September 16 at 7 p.m. Following the premiere, viewers can join artists and creatives for a post-film discussion and after-party on Zoom.

Arena Stage Announces Virtual Fall/Winter Season Photo Arena Stage Announces Virtual Fall/Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its Fall/Winter Looking Forward Season featuring more than 70 virtual events and programs to engage with and respond to audiences in Washington, D.C-metropolitan region and nationally.

Arena Stage Announces Virtual Audition Intensive Photo Arena Stage Announces Virtual Audition Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its newly created virtual audition intensive. Developed and led by Arena Stage's Community Engagement department, the online intensive prepares students and artists ages 16-22 for careers in theater with group and private coaching sessions in audition techniques.

BWW Video: Watch Arena Stage's World Premiere Film INSIDE VOICES: A Film by Arena Sta Photo BWW Video: Watch Arena Stage's World Premiere Film INSIDE VOICES: A Film by Arena Stage's Voices of Now Ensembles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2020

The World Premiere film Inside Voices: A Film by Arena Stage's Voices of Now Ensembles is now live. For more than 17 seasons, Arena Stage's Voices of Now ensembles have provided a vital theatrical platform for youth and young people to express themselves. Recognizing the impact of the pandemic on today's youth, Voices of Now quickly transitioned its rehearsals online adapting their traditional original theater showcase to film. It premiered on June 19th as part of Arena Stage's Supper Club.

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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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.

Camp Arena Stage Goes Virtual Photo Camp Arena Stage Goes Virtual
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020

Arena Stage Announces Additional Virtual Programming Photo Arena Stage Announces Additional Virtual Programming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2020

Arena Stage continues to engage the community with its education program, Voices of Now, working with middle and high school students online in addition to newly added dates to its Intermission series of virtual programming.

Photo Flash: A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents A Thousand Splendid Suns, adapted for the stage by Ursula Rani Sarma and based on the 2007 New York Times bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini (Kite Runner).

Photo Flash: First Look at A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: First Look at A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the company for A Thousand Splendid Suns, adapted for the stage by Ursula Rani Sarma and based on the 2007 New York Times bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini (Kite Runner).

Photo Flash: A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Begins Rehearsals At Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Begins Rehearsals At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the company for A Thousand Splendid Suns, adapted for the stage by Ursula Rani Sarma and based on the 2007 New York Times bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini (Kite Runner).

Cast and Creative Team Announced for MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced for MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces casting for Octavio Solis' Mother Road, a sequel to John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Mother Road premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2019 and will run at Arena Stage from February 7 - March 8, 2020 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.

Arena Stage Announces Cast and Creative for A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Photo Arena Stage Announces Cast and Creative for A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the company for A Thousand Splendid Suns, adapted for the stage by Ursula Rani Sarma and based on the 2007 New York Times bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini (Kite Runner). Set in 1992 in war-torn Afghanistan, this gripping story centers around a friendship that develops between two Afghan women following a tragedy. While facing insurmountable odds of a brutal and oppressive way of life, the two form an unlikely bond in a heart-rending fight for survival. Directed by Carey Perloff, A Thousand Splendid Suns runs January 17 - March 1, 2020 in the Kreeger Theater.

Partial Cast and Creative Team Announced For Disney's NEWSIES at Arena Stage Photo Partial Cast and Creative Team Announced For Disney's NEWSIES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces casting for Disney's Tony Award-winning musical Newsies, an inspiring story about kids who fight for what is right at the turn of the century, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fierstein. Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, this family-friendly musical follows the story of newsboys and newsgirls who dream of a better life and lead a crusade for justice. Just in time for the holidays, the score features fan favorites, including 'King of New York,' 'Carrying the Banner' and 'Seize the Day.' Newsies, directed by Molly Smith, with choreography by Parker Esse and music direction by Laura Bergquist, will run November 1-December 22, 2019 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.

CROSSING MNISOSE To Open At The Armory Photo CROSSING 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.

Arena Stage Voices Of Now Artists Return From International Trip Photo Arena 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.

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