On January 22, 1973 (aka 51 years ago today), the U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, ruling that the Constitution of the United States generally protected the right to have an abortion. This historic decision established the legal right to choose [...]

By |2024-01-19T15:45:40-05:00January 22, 2024|Categories: Arena's History, Productions|Tags: , |Comments Off on MY BODY NO CHOICE: WHISPER WALL

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
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