Bigger, Bolder, & Better than Ever

A Note From Our Artistic Director, Molly Smith

Dear Theater Lover,
What an exciting and bittersweet moment: my last season announcement to you as I pass the baton to a new Artistic Director.
I came to Washington 25 years ago with an important mandate: to focus Arena Stage on American plays, American voices, and American artists… and I was fortunate to be able to do this with a remarkably talented, fully committed staff who excel at bringing dreams to life.
The 2023/24 Season highlights why Arena Stage is one of the most exciting theaters in the country. Our upcoming season, both electrifying and deeply pleasurable, will transport you to different worlds. With two musicals, a play with music, a comedy, a Power Play, and Step Afrika! in the house, you’ll leave Arena Stage full of heart and hope.
Now that I’ve pulled the curtain back on what’s coming up, I hope you will subscribe. I look forward to seeing you in the theater!
Molly Smith
Arena Stage Artistic Director since 1998