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Anita Hollander, actress/singer & National Chair of AFTRA & SAG Performers with Disabilities. Photo by Kia Michelle Benbow "While art is more important to me than disability, it is the roles I've played which illuminated the human condition via disability that seem to be the most...
Black-and-white vintage photograph of crowd sitting on lawn at Williamstown Theatre Fest in 1970s Page 16— a male and female actor on a couch in a scene from Period of Adjustment
In the summer of 1850, David Dudley Field, Jr., an attorney and homeowner in Western Massachusetts' Berkshire County, arranged a picnic for notable authors and a handful of Berkshire citizens...
Chad Bauman. Photo courtesy of Mr. Bauman In my role as director of communications at Arena Stage, I supervise media relations in addition to marketing and a few other areas. As originally intended, this blog was developed to discuss arts marketing, however from time to time, I stray a little and...
Washington, DC This week’s podcast is a conversation with the directors of Youngblood, the theater group focused on playwrights under 30. Theater is not an easy business. Getting a play produced is difficult at any age, but if you’re young and without a track record, you can multiply...
Washington, DC This week’s podcast features Charles Randolph-Wright, director of Arena Stage's current production of Ruined, which recently opened to dazzling reviews in Washington D.C. Since its opening at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, Lynn Nottage’s play has been astounding...
Washington, DC This week’s podcast is a conversation with Howard Shalwitz, the artistic director and co-founder of Washington, DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. For 31 years, Woolly has been committed to producing new and innovative theater (the edgier, the better). Woolly works...
xApril 25, 2011 Washington, DC Adrian LaTourelle as Iachimo and Gretchen Hall as Imogen in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Cymbeline, directed by Rebecca Bayla Taichman. Photo by Scott Suchman. For Gretchen Hall, the question was never “to act or not to act.” A...
Washington, DC by Lee Liebeskind, Producing Director, The Inkwell Theatre Lee Liebeskind. Photo courtesy of Mr. Liebeskind. There are many things I want to talk about. I want to talk about reactions to the #SupplyDemand conversation, how we frame our conversation and debate, the sense of balance in...
New York, NY A production of En el Tiempo de las Mariposas , currently on stage at the Repertorio Español It is often said that art is a universal language. But what happens when that language gets lost in translation? For the almost 13 percent of New Yorkers who speak English “less than very well...
Washington, DC Playwright Edward Albee. On March 12, playwright Edward Albee will celebrate his 83rd birthday. The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and 1996 National Medal of Arts recipient is known as a brilliant wordsmith whose plays ring with witty and biting dialogue. Albee is an iconoclast...

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