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In October 2008, the NEA announced the seven inaugural selections for the NEA New Play Development Program, which is administered for the agency by Washington, DC-based Arena Stage. Launched in...
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Higher graduation rates, improved self confidence, better school attendance records -- these are just some of the proven successes of students who have participated in Shakespeare Festival/LA's Will Power to...
two actors, a man and a woman with bloody hands strike dramatic poses
On the occasion of William Shakespeare's 439th birthday, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Dana Gioia announced a gift of immeasurable value to the American people: a nationwide, 100-community tour...
A man at a broadcasting studio speaks into a microphone, a cigarette in his hand.
The vitality of the American theater is strongly connected to the work of new and emerging theater artists, with a unique emphasis on the artistic voice of the playwright. Throughout...
"Ultimately, the motif of Hydrogen Jukebox , the underpinning, the secret message, secret activity, is to relieve human suffering by communicating some kind of enlightened awareness of various themes, topics,...
A young man dressed in white faces three older men in suits across a dinner table. The table is strewn with the remains of a meal-- half-empty wine glasses, an empty wine bottle, used dinner plates. In the forefront of the scene, the younger man grabs the
In 1964, a pair of Louisville, Kentucky, theater companies -- Actors, Inc. and Theatre Louisville -- merged to become the Actors Theatre of Louisville. From a small company performing in...
Photograph of an African-American man and a White woman facing each other in a heated exchange. A table is situated between them and a boxing punching bag can be seen in the background.
Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage celebrated its 50th anniversary season in 2000 with a revival of Howard Sackler's The Great White Hope . Nearly 33 years earlier, Arena Stage established its...

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