In The Round

Welcome to In the Round, Arena Stage's members-only publication featuring heartwarming stories and insights from our staff, donors and stakeholders.

In the Round Issues

  • In the Round: October 2020

    Technical Director Natalie Bell offers a glimpse into how she makes magic happen on stage, Trustee Sheila Stampfli shares why she is excited to sponsor Arena’s new Cabaret Night series, and Trustee Dick Snowdon expresses his hope for arts advocacy. 

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  • In the Round: July 2020

    Arena Stage’s leadership team reaffirms its values and commitment to anti-racism. Longtime ushers Shirley and Melvin McCoy reflect on their experience volunteering at Arena Stage and the positive effects arts engagement has made on the community. Virtual Camp Arena Stage's teaching artists praise the program’s online offerings and the importance of connection in a digital world. 

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  • In the Round: May 2020

    Community Engagement staff Ashley Forman and Mauricio Pita celebrate the transformative power of devised theater and discuss how Arena's educational programming has risen to meet this historic moment. Edna Kane-Williams of AARP explains why she is so invested in Arena's work, both professionally and personally. Trustee Andrew Ammerman reflects on his 50-year-long history with Arena and what inspired him to create a lasting partnership with Georgetown University.
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  • In the Round: April 2020

    Arena Stage Costume Director Joseph Salasovich shares a special message about the strength of theater in uncertain times. "When the Mead Center for American Theater opened, people immediately marveled at the architecture. Arena Stage was reborn. Again. Through its storied history Arena has performed in multiple venues. Arena has been connecting people years before John F. Kennedy would even be president of the United States."

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  • In the Round: March 2020

    This spring, we are excited to share with you the story of two board members’ shared passion for Arena Stage. As a successful businessman and generous philanthropist, Trustee Daniel (Danny) L. Korengold shares how his commitment to Arena Stage has evolved into a much richer and more meaningful experience. In our second feature, we highlight long-term Trustee Hubert (Hank) M. Schlosberg, who is dedicated to building a diverse pipeline of leadership and expanding Arena’s audience to young patrons.

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  • In the Round: January 2020

    We are thrilled to bring you a different approach to our ongoing member and donor communications. With this new In the Round, written by Janice L. Kaplan, we will showcase some of our favorite people in the Arena Stage family of supporters. With the commemorations of our 70th Anniversary Season, it is an especially opportune time to reflect on the thousands of benefactors who have helped forge our success.

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