Power Play Summit
On Monday, December 9, 2019, Arena Stage hosted the Power Play Summit in order to bring together the best minds in Washington, D.C., to wrestle with big questions facing our communities, our nation and the world today.
Participants included leading thinkers in the areas of democracy, education, climate change, race and gender, gun safety, technology, immigration, housing, faith, art and business along with Arena Stage’s commissioned Power Play writers. Our goal was to activate the D.C. Brain Trust and Power Play writers and ignite robust connections and action across sectors. The impact of this summit will extend beyond this one day as the ideas shared in this fertile atmosphere impact the future planning and work of the thinkers and writers at this summit. Scroll down to the Gallery to view photos from the day.
Thoughts from the Summit
Click the links below to read participants' thoughts from the summit.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2019
9:30 - 10 a.m. | Breakfast in the Molly Smith Study
10 - 10:30 a.m. | Welcome in the Molly Smith Study
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Think Session #1 in the Grand Lobby/Lower Lobby
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Lunch Break in the Café
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Think Session #2 in the Grand Lobby/Lower Lobby
3:30 - 5 p.m. | Debrief and Report in the Study
5 - 6:30 p.m. | Cocktail Party in the Grand Lobby/Lower Lobby
Three years ago, Arena Stage launched the Power Play Commissioning initiative, a bold program commissioning 25 news plays and musicals exploring the people, events and ideas that have shaped who we are as Americans for every decade from 1770s to 2010s. These award-winning and nationally recognized playwrights and composers are uncovering old and new stories and ideas that can drive us into the next century.
Power Play Summit Participants
MELANIE A. ADAMS
AERICA SHIMIZU BANKS
NATHAN ALAN DAVIS
REV. CANON LEONARD L. HAMLIN, SR.
JACQUELINE E. LAWTON
ROBERT L. LYNCH
SARAH ROSEN WARTELL
JACQUIE GALES WEBB
SUZANNE BLUE STAR BOY
E. ANDREW TAYLOR