Artistic DevelopmentAmerican Voices
Arena Stage is alive as a center for American theater. The Artistic Development Department operationalizes the artistic vision and mission of Arena by stewarding the current season and imagining and building a robust pipeline for a bright artistic future for the company and field. Guided by the vision of Artistic Director Molly Smith, and funded in part by Arlene and Robert Kogod, our American Voices programs and initiatives focus on advancing artists and audiences.
At the heart of Arena Stage’s commitment to American voices is a robust and growing play commissioning program.
Our ambitious 10-year commissioning program.
Providing space and funding for nationally-recognized American theater-makers to create new work and share their knowledge and expertise with the Arena Stage community.
Special events designed to maximize opportunities for our audiences to connect with and explore the art, artists and artistic process; and private workshops and readings to develop new plays.