Gifts of Art

"Theater brings us together whether it’s in a theater or reaching out through our computer screens. We asked many of our favorite artists to offer you their gifts of art and they did. Enjoy the full gallery here."

— Molly Smith

Art and Design

Get a behind-the-scenes look of Arena Stage productions and work in the community

Costume Shop Headbands and Masks
The Costume Shop makes masks for Children's National Hospital


Learn how to talk like a Newsies, cook with Molly Smith or enjoy singing and dance lessons from Laura Bergquist and Parker Esse.

Lisa Nathans teaches you how to talk like a newsie from the boroughs of New York
Lisa Nathans - Talk like a Newsie
10-minute fitness class with Lorene Chesley
Breathing exercises with Joy Jones
Cooking with Molly - Italian Eggs
Dance Lessons with Parker Esse - "Stuck Together" from "Catch Me If You Can"
Singing lessons with Laura Bergquist - "To Life" from Fiddler on the Roof
Dance Lessons with Parker Esse - "To "Life" from "Fiddler on the Roof"
Singing Lessons with Laura Bergquist - "Stuck Together" from "Catch Me If You Can"


Enjoy a special collection of memorable songs, poems, monologues and more.

Composer/lyricist, songwriter, performer, and playwright Zack Zadek performs "Finale" from "Deathless" (2017).
"So Lonesome I Could Cry" (Hank Williams Cover) - Mary McBride
Kate Baldwin and Barbershop Quartet sing "Lida Rose" from the Music Man
Harriett D. Foy sings "Images" by Nina Simone
Christiane Noll sings "Can't Help Falling In Love"
Jenny Male and Peter Boyer in a Swashbuckling, Sword-fighting Adventure
Helen Hedman reads from "Trouping: How the Show Came to Town" by Phillip C. Lewis
Soara-Joye Ross sings "Hallellujah" by Tina Lear
Roc Lee - music from "The Price"
Erin Weaver, Aarron Posner and daughter Maisie sing "Let it Be" by The Beatles
Lawrence Redmond performs a monologue from Paul Rudnick's "I Hate Hamlet"
Lise Bruneau reads Mary Oliver's "Morning Poem"
Kristyn Pope performs original choreography to "We Shall Overcome"
Ethan Van Slyke sings "I'd Rather Be Sailing" from "A New Brain"
Paul Vogt reads "All the World" by Liz Garton Scanlon
Dorea Schmidt - "Robin in the Rain"
Jimmy Ray Bennett - Hey!
Cornelius Smith Jr. - "We Need Fire"
Daniel J. Maldonado - "Somewhere, Over the Rainbow"
Paul Sportelli" - "You'll Never Walk Alone" from "Carousel"
Joe Montoya - "If You're Out There" (Cover)
Benjamin Scheuer - "Weather the Storm"
Edward Gero performs a monologue from Jack Karoac's "The Dharma Bums"
Nicholas Rodriguez - "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'"
A Special Song and Message from Benjamin Scheuer
Nehal Joshi reads from Terrence McNally's "Master Class"
A Gift of Art - Craig Lucas reads an excerpt from "Change Agent"
Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko checks in
Playwright Craig Lucas reads a one act play, "Credo"

Voices of Now

Our Voices of Now ensembles have gone digital. A few weeks before we closed the building, the Voices of Now program began moving online, with rehearsals being hosted via Zoom. Since then, they have been building art and creating a time capsule that will speak to this moment in time. This video is one of the pieces created by the Mentor Ensemble.

Ashley Foreman, Director of Education, shares how the Voices of Now ensembles went virtual.
Voices of Now - "Last Day"

Radio Play

Listen to LaTheaterWorks radio version of Hold These Truths. Available until October 1.


Relive moments in Arena's history.

Next to Normal Documentary Promo
Interview with Edward Albee and Pam MacKinnon
Arena's "The Fantasticks" - A Classic American Musical
Director Kenny Leon talks about "Stick Fly" at Arena Stage
What is Stick Fly?
"Stick Fly" at Arena Stage
Edward Albee in his own words...
Molly Smith interviews Edward Albee during "An Evening with Edward Albee"
The Music Man - Rehearsal Sneak Peek!
You'll Give Nova Payton A Standing Ovation By The End Of This Song
Fiddler on the Roof - In Rehearsal
"CAROUSEL" at ARENA STAGE in rehearsal
In Rehearsal with "The Pajama Game" at Arena Stage
Corbin Bleu and Parker Esse take you inside the choreography of "Anything Goes" [Extended Cut]
In Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Gloria Steinem, Mary Kathryn Nagle and Molly Smith — "Sovereignty" post-show discussion Part 2