Celebrating International Women’s Day

This year, Arena Stage is celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8) with a special performance of Tempestuous Elements, Kia Corthon’s world-premiere Power Play honoring the visionary feminist Anna Julia Cooper. In recognition of women comprising 50% of the population—as well as Arena’s commitment to gender parity on and off [...]

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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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“To sow the wind is to reap the whirlwind.” — Anna Julia Cooper, “The Ethics of the Negro Question” “Having now seen how quickly the truth can become a casualty amid controversy, I’d urge a broader caution: At tense moments, every one of us must be more skeptical [...]

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