Meet the Playwright: Kia Corthron

“When at curtain the theater goes dark and we, as one, take in that breath of heightened anticipation, what would happen if the lights bumped back up and we found ourselves in the midst of people of every race and ethnicity and age and socioeconomic status? Then theater [...]

By |February 12, 2024|Categories: Productions|Tags: , , |

TEMPESTUOUS ELEMENTS: A Note from the Director

After years of the play's development, we were overjoyed last month to finally welcome the creative team, cast, and crew of the world-premiere production of Kia Corthron's Tempestuous Elements to Arena Stage. The first day of rehearsal was marked by hugs among reunited colleagues, introductions between new collaborators, and [...]

By |February 5, 2024|Categories: Arena's People, Productions|Tags: , , |

Artistically Speaking: MINDPLAY

Designing a season is one of the primary responsibilities – and greatest joys – of being an artistic director. Since arriving at Arena Stage last summer, the question I’ve been asked the most is, “What is my artistic vision for this historic institution?” Specifically, what kind of shows [...]

By |January 31, 2024|Categories: Arena's People, Productions|Tags: , , , , |
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