The fourth of this prolific playwright’s 2023 premieres, ‘The Refuge Plays,’ is also his most ambitious and searching.
The current artistic director the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Sharif will succeed Molly Smith when the longtime AD retires in June.
Arena Stage’s artistic director looks back on a quarter century of programming for the unique community that comprises the nation’s capital.
March set the stage for political upheavals and peaceful exchanges between nations, a new dance company, a Chicana playwright, and the first female manager of a major U.S. theatre.
On this episode we talk to the outgoing (in all senses) artistic director of Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage as she enters her 25th and final season.
The honor goes to a freelance director focused on building just communities through generative work, consensus organizing, and research and development.
After 25 years and more than 200 productions, Smith will step down in 2023 to make room for a new chapter at the D.C. theatre.
An artist and leader who first joined the company in 2019, she will oversee the efforts of the theatre’s artistic development.
The season will feature two new digital series of original works by playwrights and musicians.
The first month on the calendar saw the births of three 20th-century giants, the resuscitation of another’s career, and more.