TEMPESTUOUS ELEMENTS Opening Night: American Voice Award

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presented the American Voice Award to Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on Thursday, February 22, 2024, as part of the Opening Night celebration for the world premiere of Kia Corthron’s Tempestuous Elements. Established in 2005, the American Voice Award honors public [...]

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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 [...]

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The first rehearsal for Tempestuous Elements was nothing short of exhilarating, setting the stage for a captivating exploration of the life and struggles of educational luminary Anna Julia Cooper. In a scandal orchestrated by the government, educational luminary Anna Julia Cooper’s tenure as principal of D.C.’s historic M [...]

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