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The 2015/16 Kogod Cradle Series

Cradling Creative Risk-Taking

The Kogod Cradle Series supports the exploration and development of new and emerging work in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle with visiting companies, artists and ensembles. The Series focuses on interrogating, investigating and developing new work of all kinds. We invite artists and audiences to explore the development process and to participate in the early stages of art-making that might otherwise not be accessible at Arena Stage. This Series also supports the development of local artists and seeks to further develop our local talent pool of playwrights, actors and directors here in Greater Washington.

2015/16 Kogod Cradle Series*

Playwrights’ Arena
Featuring works by Steven Butler, Patricia Davis, Joshua Ford, Liz Maestri and David Mitchell Robinson
April 21-24, 2016
This festival will feature 20-minute excerpts from works by five of the current members of Playwrights’ Arena, a new play initiative developed by the American Voices New Play Institute. Centering on a small collaborative group of local playwrights dedicated to the support and development of each other’s work, Playwrights’ Arena, facilitated by Director of Artistic Programming Robert Barry Fleming, meets throughout the year to investigate each other’s work and develop their dramaturgical practice as playwrights while creating new work. Playwrights’ Arena launched at Arena Stage in January 2013 and began a second round in February 2015. Learn more



A request for proposals (RFP) for the 2016/2017 Kogod Cradle Series will be posted here in spring, 2016. Please check back soon.

The Kogod Cradle Series is generously sponsored by Arlene and Robert Kogod.

*Titles, artists and dates are subject to change.

Tickets for the Kogod Cradle Series are $10 and free to subscribers and members.