The Kogod Cradle Series Cradling Creative Risk-taking
The Kogod Cradle Series supports the exploration and development of new and emerging work in the Kogod Cradle with visiting companies, artists and ensembles. Focusing on the development of new plays and devised work by artists from throughout Greater Washington and around the country, this series of readings and workshops invites artists and audiences to explore the development process and allows artists and audiences to participate who otherwise might not be able to easily access 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.
2013/14 Kogod Cradle Series
March 6-7, featuring new works by Randy Baker, Norman Allen, and Heather McDonald.
March 8-9, featuring new works by Shawn Northrip, Jacqueline Lawton, and Danielle Mohlman.
– the six members of our inaugural Playwrights’ Arena play writing group will share excerpts from each of their plays and discuss their writing process during the yearlong program. Join us for this exciting festival of new works created right here at Arena Stage! Hear from the playwrights themselves, as they introduce and discuss their work immediately following each performance. Gain a window into the work and learn more about how a play is created from these six amazing local writers. Learn more
March 18 - April 13, 2014
directed by Joshua Townshend-Zellner
Fasten your seat belts for a ride you will never forget! Critically-acclaimed writer/performer Ann Randolph's Loveland is an "unforgettable, over-the-top comedy that forces people to think” (The Huffington Post). Randolph brings humanity to the role of Frannie Potts, an irreverent oddball trapped on a plane as she travels from California to Ohio for her mother’s funeral. Accompanied by a cast of hilarious characters, all portrayed by Randolph, we witness the tragedy, beauty, and humor that unite us all in grief. "Compared to the late Gilda Radner" (The San Francisco Examiner) and called "a genius" by comedy master Mel Brooks, Randolph is one performer not to miss. Stay after the performance for a groundbreaking mini writing workshop led by Randolph.