The Actors Arena
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 ActorsArena@arenastage.org.
Monday, September 16th (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
KICK OFF THE SEASON PARTY! (FREE)
In the Molly Smith Study
During the 2012/13 season more than 300 artists participated in our once-a-month events. Help us launch the fourth year of the Actors Arena at our Kick Off Party! The event is free and is an opportunity for participants of the group to get together, share the plans for this coming lineup of Actors Arena events and celebrate the beginning the new theater season in D.C.
Monday, September 30th (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. subject to change)
A Conversation with Joy Zinoman
Actors Arena will host a conversation with Joy Zinoman, Founding Artistic Director of The Studio Theatre and its conservatory, exploring a topic dear to her heart, the craft of acting. If you've never had the pleasure of her singular vision and intelligence, treat yourself to a few hours of Joy's wisdom, insight and moxie.
Thursday, October 10th (3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. subject to change)
A Conversation with Maurice Hines
Star of stage and screen Maurice Hines will sit down for a Q&A with local actors. Hines, a Tony Award nominee who last appeared at Arena Stage in the smash hit production of Sophisticated Ladies in 2010, will star in Arena’s upcoming Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life, running November 15-December 29, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater.
Monday, October 21st (4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. subject to change)
Theater Workshop - How to submit a video audition
Dan Pruksarnukul - Artistic Associate/Casting Director at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.
Monday, November 18th (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. subject to change)
The Art and Science of Selling You
David S. Leong - Theater Chair of Virginia Commonwealth University
How to promote yourself during the interview and audition process without sounding like an egomaniac.
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 ActorsArena@arenastage.org.
Stephen F. Schmidt