Happy Birthday Arena!

Dear Arena, Happy Birthday! Has it really been over 70 years since Zelda Fichandler, Thomas Fichandler, and Edward Mangum founded the first modern professional theater in Washington, D.C., helping start the regional theater movement?  And think of all you’ve done in that time!  You became the first regional theater to [...]

By |2023-08-16T08:44:21-05:00August 16, 2023|Categories: Arena's History|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

The Arena Stage Rubber Ducks: An Origin Story

On August 5, 2023, the largest rubber duck in the world sailed (paddled?) up the Chesapeake Bay, visiting two Maryland towns along the way. And that made us think: you might be interested in learning about Arena’s storied history with rubber ducks. So… here goes! When you’ve walked into [...]

By , |2023-08-08T12:51:51-05:00August 8, 2023|Categories: Arena's History, The Arena Experience|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Arena at the Tonys!

This year's Tony Award nominees include many talented artists whose work has graced Arena's stages over the years: Hernán Angulo (B) and María Victoria Martínez (G) in "Sanctuary City" (2022/23 Season). Photo by Margot Schulman. Martyna Majok 2023 Tony Nomination: Best Play [...]

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