Molly’s Last Week at Arena

We can’t believe the time is here, but it’s Molly Smith’s last week as Artistic Director of Arena Stage. She took the helm of this historic, internationally recognized theater—the first integrated theater in Washington, D.C.—at a time when women artistic directors of leading theaters were few and far between. [...]

By |2023-06-28T13:17:32-05:00June 28, 2023|Categories: Arena's People|Tags: |4 Comments

Artistically Speaking: Exclusion

Karoline and Tony Nam in Exclusion. Photo by Margot Schulman. Portrait of Molly Smith by Tony Powell. The arts have always been on the front line of the fight against fear. Learning and understanding dramatic stories of politics and power makes us more informed as a democracy, and [...]

By |2023-06-07T14:49:47-05:00June 8, 2023|Categories: Productions|Tags: , |Comments Off on Artistically Speaking: Exclusion

Edgar Dobie on Molly’s Legacy

How fitting to have a Power Play premiere as Molly Smith’s final production before she passes the baton as Arena Stage’s resident artistic director. The past 13 years I’ve spent as executive producer at Arena have been full of adventure, challenges, highs, lows, and, most of all, feisty artistic [...]

By |2023-05-22T15:42:24-05:00May 17, 2023|Categories: Arena's People|Tags: |Comments Off on Edgar Dobie on Molly’s Legacy
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