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Voices of Now Mead Ensemble

The Mead Ensemble trains in the Voices of Now devising process and is also introduced to the work and techniques of other notable companies that devise original theater. The ensemble meets at Arena Stage with master teaching artists to create and perform an original, autobiographical theater piece that is then presented in-part at the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival in March, and in full at Arena Stage as part of the Voices of Now Festival in May.

The Voices of Now Mead Ensemble is a prestigious program for dedicated student artists in grades 7-11 that gives students a fun and engaging environment in which to write, perform and share stories that shape their lives.

Space is limited. Previous performance experience is not required.


Saturdays from 1:00-3:30 p.m. starting November 4, 2017 and ending May 19, 2018. The performance at Arena Stage will be Saturday, May 19, 2018.


Classes are held in the classroom at the beautiful Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The final showcase is held in the 200-seat Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.


Students in grades 7-11 are encouraged to register. No audition is required. Students should bring a water bottle, a small snack, clothing and shoes in which they can move freely and comfortably.


Tuition for the Voices of Now Mead Ensemble is $900. Click the link below to register for the 2017-2018 season.

Registration Information

November 4, 2017 – May 19, 2018
1 – 3:30 p.m.
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
1101 6th St., SW
Washington, DC 20024
Students in grades 7-11
Tuition is non-refundable.
We are not able to pro-rate tuition.

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