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NPR

Across the U.S., regional theaters are starting to transform. Here's why

AMERICAN THEATRE

Offscript: Molly Smith and the Next Revolution

WASHINGTONIAN

A Wide-Ranging Exit Interview With Arena Stage’s Molly Smith

DISTRICT FRAY

Molly Smith Reflects on 25 Years with Arena Stage

JUNEAU EMPIRE

Americana exceptionalism: Perseverance Theatre founder Molly Smith to retire from Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.

Washington Post

Molly Smith announces an exit after 25 years leading Arena Stage

DC Theater Arts

Arena Stage announces 2022/23 season, Molly Smith’s 25th as artistic director

Broadway World

World Premiere of AMERICAN PROPHET & More Announced for Arena Stage 2022-2023 Season

Playbill

Ride the CycloneAngels in America In the Round, More Part of D.C.'s Arena Stage 2022-2023 Season

Broadway World

Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards Announce Second Round of 2021-22 Recipients

The Georgetowner

D.C.’s Women Cultural Leaders Speak Out

Hill Rag

Taking Risks is Part of Camp Experience

Voice of America

From Alaska to Washington DC – Theatre Director Molly Smith Has Seen it All

WPFW

Associate Artistic Director Teresa Sapien speaks with WPFW about Arena's 2021/22 Season.

AboutFACE Ireland

Watch the video interview: 5 Questions with Artistic Director Molly Smith

Broadway World

Shonali Burke named Chief Marketing Officer of Arena Stage

Broadway World

Teresa Sapien named Associate Artistic Director of Arena Stage

Broadway World

May Adrales honored with Andrew R. Ammerman Directing Award

WPFW

Arena Stage roars back: Molly Smith on resuming live performances

The Washington Post

13 D.C. area theaters will require audiences to prove they're vaccinated 

DC Metro Theater Arts

Hear how youth feel about the pandemic in Waiting Room from Arena Stage

DC Metro Theater Arts

Hear voices of Generation COVID-19 in Waiting Room from Arena

The Fairfax Times

Fairfax students shine in Arena's Waiting Room 

WTOP

Arena Stage announces robust lineup for September reopening 

Hill Rag

Local theaters rebound: reckoning and reinvention in a pandemic

MD Theatre Guide

Arena Stage remembers Martha Knight Clements, stage manager extraordinaire

Broadway World

Arena Stage premieres Waiting Room: A New Film by Voices of Now Ensembles

Broadway World

Arena Stage announces three-year partnership with Step Afrika! 

My Body No Choice in the News

THE MORNING SUN

‘My Body/No Choice’ readings set at CMU

BG INDEPENDENT NEWS

Women speak out about bodily integrity in ‘My Body No Choice’

DCist

Arena Stage’s Molly Smith Reflects On Choice, Retirement, And Her Final act Of Theatrical Protest

Washington Blade

Must-see production offers forum where women react to Roe

BROADWAYWORLD

Fountain Theatre Gives Women A Voice With Free Readings of MY BODY, NO CHOICE

The Guardian

My Body No Choice: taking the fight for abortion rights to the stage

DC THEATER ARTS

Brave voices raise consciousness in ‘My Body No Choice’ at Arena Stage

BROADWAYWORLD

MY BODY NO CHOICE Rallies Cries of Resistance at Arena Stage

Washington Post

As America votes, abortion rights take center stage at a D.C. theater

DISTRICT FRAY

To Do in D.C. 10.20-10.23: My Body No Choice at Arena Stage

Playbill

Beginning October 20, Arena Stage's My Body No Choice Features Monologues From 8 Female Playwrights

Washington City Paper

Best bets for October: Molly Smith’s last directorial venture for Arena Stage

BROADWAYWORLD

MY BODY NO CHOICE Presented By 8 Valley Theatres Pre-Election

YAHOO NEWS

'My Body No Choice' eight monologues protesting Roe v. Wade's end

SHORELINE AREA NEWS

October 25th performance of My Body No Choice at Edmonds College

BROADWAYWORLD

Radial Theater Project Presents MY BODY NO CHOICE: A Free Reading, October 24

Washington Post

How one D.C. theater is advocating for abortion rights

NPR

'My Body No Choice' — Arena Stage advocates for reproductive rights

DC Theater Arts

‘My Body No Choice’ to be Molly Smith’s last show as artistic director at Arena

BroadwayWorld

Washington DC’s October Top 10

MS. MAGAZINE

Black Women Lead: From the Stage to the Streets

The Southwester

Arena Stage Announces Longtime Leader Molly Smith’s Final Show

METRO WEEKLY

Fall Arts Preview 2022: My Body No Choice at Arena Stage

WTOP

October entertainment guide 2022: My Body No Choice at Arena Stage

DCIST

Theater Season In Full Swing: Catch These Shows Opening Around D.C. In October

PLAYBILL

Arena Stage's My Body No Choice to Feature Monologues by Sarah Ruhl, Dael Orlandersmith, V, and More

THE WASHINGTON BLADE

A diverse fall theater season underway in D.C.

WASHINGTON POST

This fall, theaters whet our appetites with an impressive buffet

Holiday in the News

MARYLAND THEATRE GUIDE

“VERY GOOD-LOOKING show”

TALKIN’ BROADWAY

“LAVISHLY appointed and acted production”

DC THEATER ARTS

“PARTY like it's 1928! … Arena hits the play’s HIGH NOTES”

BroadwayWorld

“a HANDSOME, CHARMING … and quite MOVING production"

BROADWAYWORLD

Interview: Theatre Life with Lance Pennington

BROADWAYWORLD

Washington DC’s October Top 10

MORNING WASHINGTON

Arena Stage revives Broadway classic 'Holiday' for special run

WASHINGTONIAN

Best Things to Do in the D.C. Area

The Southwester

Southwest Resident Anita Maynard-Losh to Direct Holiday at Arena Stage

Metro Weekly

Fall Arts Preview 2022: Holiday at Arena Stage

WTOP News

October entertainment guide 2022: Holiday at Arena Stage

DCist

Theater Season In Full Swing: Catch These Shows Opening Around D.C. In October

The Washington Blade

A diverse fall theater season underway in D.C.

The Georgetowner

September ArtsWatch: Arena Stage Announces Cast for “Holiday” 

WASHINGTON CITY PAPER

2022 Fall Arts Guide: Holiday at Arena Stage

KIDFRIENDLY DC

Live Entertainment Line-Up Around DC this Fall

Sanctuary City in the News

DC Theater Arts

Playwright Martyna Majok on finding hope in impossible situations

WTOP

Arena Stage presents immigration play ‘Sanctuary City’ about teen DREAMers

The Zebra

“...powerful and important perspective on immigration that EVERYONE SHOULD SEE”

MARYLAND THEATRE GUIDE

“SPELLBINDS … will hold you on the EDGE OF YOUR SEAT”

Washington Post

‘Sanctuary City’ puts human faces to strife of undocumented immigrants

DC Theater Arts

“Martyna Majok’s Sanctuary City pulls no punches.”

WTOP

October entertainment guide 2022: Sanctuary City at Arena Stage

DCist

Theater Season In Full Swing: Catch These Shows Opening Around D.C. In October

Metro Weekly

Fall Arts Preview 2022: Sanctuary City at Arena Stage

American Prophet in the News

Wall Street Journal

“[Douglass’] words ring forth with SCALDING POWER”

Washington Post

In beguiling ‘American Prophet,’ Frederick Douglass lets freedom sing

The Guardian

Frederick Douglass gets the Hamilton treatment with new musical

PLAYBILL

American Prophet: Frederick Douglass in His Own Words Completes World Premiere at Arena Stage August 28

WASHINGTON CITY PAPER

American Prophet Closes

DETROIT FREE PRESS

Detroit actor from 'Scandal' stars as Frederick Douglass in musical with Broadway potential

Washingtonian

Things to Do in the DC Area 8/22-8/28: Last Chance to See "American Prophet"

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore Backstage: Frederick Douglass musical resonates

NYU TISCH

Tisch Alumni Spotlight: How Cornelius Smith Jr. ’07 Found His Voice as Frederick Douglass

DC THEATER ARTS

The woman who freed Frederick Douglass: a Q&A with Kristolyn Lloyd

WTOP

‘Bless the Broken Road’ that led Marcus Hummon to ‘American Prophet’

Variety

Cornelius Smith Jr. on His Hopes to Bring ‘American Prophet’ to Broadway

The Hilltop

Musical Of Frederick Douglass’ Life Hits The Stage

Dcist

Is This Musical About Frederick Douglass The Next Big Broadway Hit To Get Its Start In D.C.?

Garden & Gun

Move Over Hamilton. Nashville’s Marcus Hummon Brings Frederick Douglass to the Stage

WYPR MIDDAY

Rousuck's Review: "American Prophet" at Arena Stage in DC

PGCTV METRO SCENE

Interview with Cast of "American Prophet" at Arena Stage

Anacostia Coordinating Council

“a theatrical experience truly breathtaking and wonderful”

DISTRICT FRAY

August Theatre Picks

BROADWAY WORLD

AMERICAN PROPHET & More Lead Washington DC's August Top Picks

The Zebra

"American Prophet is Must-See Tribute To Great Orator"

MD Theater Guide

“If you only see one show this summer, make it 'American Prophet.'”

The Talbot Spy

“HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL melodies … POWERFUL acting”

THE SOUTHWESTER

Grammy Winner Pens Original Songs for Arena Production

Washington Informer

Arena’s ‘American Prophet’: Majestic, Mesmerizing – A Tour de Force

Broadway World

"A provocative and inspiring new musical"

AFRO AMERICAN NEWS

New musical honors Frederick Douglass’ life and writings

CBS NEWS WEEKEND ROUND-UP

Charles Randolph-Wright speaks with Allison Keyes

DC Theater Arts

Unforgettably powerful ‘American Prophet’ is on fire at Arena

Broadway World

First Look at American Prophet: Frederick Douglass in His Own Words at Arena Stage

Playbill

World Premiere of American Prophet: Frederick Douglass in His Own Words Opens July 28

TheaterMania

Cornelius Smith Jr. on Spending Five Days at Memorial and Becoming an American Prophet

THE GEORGETOWNER

Weekend Round Up, July 28 – 31: "American Prophet" at Arena Stage

NBC4 Washington

Frederick Douglass Musical ‘American Prophet' Premieres at DC's Arena Stage

Washington Post

Thanks to a new musical, Frederick Douglass dances into pop culture

WTOP

Arena Stage premieres musical based on Frederick Douglass’ life

Broadway World

Photos & Video: See Cornelius Smith Jr. & More in Rehearsals for the World Premiere of American Prophet at Arena Stage

The Broadway Blog

Three Shows to Catch in Washington, DC this Summer

Washington Post

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of July 14-20

NBC The Weekend Scene

Things to Do in DC, From Family-Friendly to Offbeat

District Fray

Arena Stage Presents “American Prophet”

Playbill

Kristolyn Lloyd, Cornelius Smith Jr., More to Star in World Premiere of American Prophet: Frederick Douglass in His Own Words

WJLA

Cornelius Smith Jr. and Kristolyn Lloyd ready for world premiere of 'American Prophet'

THEATERMANIA

World-Premiere Frederick Douglass Musical American Prophet Announces Cast

Washington Blade

Summer Theater for all Ages

THE SOUTHWESTER

Playwright Charles Randolph-Wright Shines Spotlight on Frederick Douglass in Arena Stage World Premiere

FOX 5 DC

'American Prophet' stars talk Frederick Douglass, premiering at Arena Stage