World-Premiere Power Play
January 21 - March 6, 2022
Written and directed by Craig Lucas
Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle
“ENGROSSING world-premiere drama … COMPELLING”
The Cuban Missile Crisis. The Civil Rights Movement. The Cold War. Some of the most influential periods in U.S. history, in an eerie resonance with the social and racial movements of today. During the volatile 1960s, one woman influenced American policy – and in turn, world events – through her friendships and proximity to power.
Change Agent pulls back the curtain on an artist who fought long and hard to keep the humanity in politics and expand the consciousness of a nation. This provocative Power Play from Tony Award-nominated playwright and director Craig Lucas (An American in Paris, The Light in the Piazza) imagines how insider voices could have influenced major decisions that are still impacting our country today.
Prime Sponsorship for Change Agent is generously provided by Decker Anstrom and Sherry Hiemstra.
Change Agent is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
Change Agent runs approximately two hours and 20 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.
Change Agent Cast
RENEA S. BROWN
CHARLES G. LAPOINTE
JZ CASTING / GEOFF JOSSELSON, C.S.A. AND KATJA ZAROLINSKI, C.S.A.
RACHAEL DANIELLE ALBERT
In the News
In Arena Stage’s Change Agent, Women Shape the Past (and Future) of America
"Craig Lucas’s engrossing world-premiere drama at Arena Stage about a woman who turned John F. Kennedy’s head"
Washington City Paper
Change Agent Takes Audiences on a Dreamy Trip Through History
The Female ‘Change Agent’ When The U.S. And Russia Were On The Brink Before
Arena Stage’s world premiere of Change Agent brings beautifully, diverse reimagined historic tale
Arena Stage’s Change Agent Serves as a Testament to the Power of Dialogue
Maryland Theatre Guide
"Change Agent brings challenges and questions to the American canon, wrapped in beautiful performances"
"Every aspect of the production is beautiful to watch"
DC Metro Theater Arts
Kathryn Tkel on playing Jackie Kennedy in Change Agent at Arena
Cold War period piece Change Agent an instant classic
Arena Stage presents Change Agent about American woman who influenced Cold War
On Stage Blog
Jeffrey Omura Discusses Arena Stage's Change Agent
Arena Stage Premiere Shines Light on Unseen History (pg. 3)
Maryland Theatre Guide
‘A Quick 5’ with Regan Linton, Actor in Change Agent at Arena Stage
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