Advocacy Ensemble

The Voices of Now Advocacy Ensemble is made up of pre-professional and emerging artists from local universities and the D.C. Metro area. The Advocacy Ensemble explores issues and questions relevant to their respective communities. In addition to creating a Voices of Now play, artists set the foundation for their careers as theater professionals by connecting with other theater artists and developing a relationship with a major regional theater.

The Advocacy Ensemble play is presented at Arena Stage as part of the Voices of Now Festival, and throughout the community as a tool for creating dialogue around social issues.

Current university partners include American University, Catholic University of America, Georgetown University, George Mason University, George Washington University, and Howard University.

For more information, please contact Mauricio Pita, Community Programs Manager at


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

Watch the 2019 performance