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Event Calendar

The Actors Arena

Mission Statement

The Actors Arena provides dedicated, experienced professional actors a forum in which to hone and develop skills, facilitate substantive artistic exploration and nourish the artistic spirit.

Through hands-on workshops, invited personal perspectives, and roundtable conversations, we create a space for dialogue and artistic growth in order to inspire, rejuvenate and strengthen our D.C. theater community.

To RSVP for an event, or to be added to our mailing list, please email

2014-2015 Schedule

All Workshops and discussions are from 2:30pm to 5:00pm unless otherwise noted.

Hypnosis and the Creative Artist Workshop
with actor and hypnotherapist, Jeff Allin
Monday, Oct. 27th

Bridging the Creative Gap Discussion
with local artistic leaders
Monday, November 10th

Body Image: A Profound Look at Every-Day Body/Beauty Viewpoints
with sociologist and life coach Abby Stone
Monday, December 1st

Intro to Working on-Camera Workshop
with actor and author of the book You Can Work On-Camera, Brenna McDonough
Monday, December 8th

TED TALK: Classical Acting Master Class
with Helen Hayes award winning actor Ted van Griethuysen
Monday, March 30th

Hip-Hop Theater
with award winning director, playwright, master teaching artist and actor Psalmayene 24 and DJ Niktha1da
Monday, April 13th

Advanced Musical Theater Audition Class
with award winning director, choreographer and producer Cate Caplin
Monday, May 4th


Unless otherwise noted, events take place in Arena’s Community Engagement classroom. Enter the Mead Center through the main entrance. Go through the main lobby, up the stairs to the right of Concessions, and through the glass doors on the right; the classroom will be on your left.

There is no charge to participate, but we ask each participant to contribute $1 toward a fund that can be used for refreshments, future workshops, etc.

To RSVP for an event,
or to be added to our mailing list,
please email

Actors Arena
Steering Committee

Naomi Jacobson
Joy Jones
Kathryn Kelley
Larry Redmond
Nancy Robinette
Jefferson Russell
Stephen F. Schmidt
Kim Schraf