Masterclasses

Arena Stage’s popular masterclass series returns with eight virtual offerings for pre-professional and early-career adults in the fall. Each class will meet twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays via Zoom. Each class is $70. 

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September 30 and October 2 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Dramaturgy with Naysan Mojgani

October 7 and 9 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Choreography with Parker Esse

October 14 and 16 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Hip Hop Theater with Psalmayene 24 and DJ Nick tha 1da

October 21 and 23 from 5-7 p.m.
Create and Collaborate: Devise a Performance in 4 Hours with Arena Stage’s Community Engagement Staff

October 28 & 30 from 5 – 7 p.m. 
Sound Design with Roc Lee

November 4 & 6  from 7 – 9 p.m.
Personal Playwriting: Writing from within with Aaron Posner

November 11 & 13 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Freeing the Intuitive Voice with Timothy Douglas

November 18 and 20 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Costume Design Workshop: Character Costume Collage with Ivania Stack

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Fall Classes

Online classes at Arena Stage allow participants, from preschoolers through adults, to try something new or explore a favorite artform more deeply. No experience is required.
Classes are held weekly via Zoom. Classes range from $60-$240. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants.

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Pre-School Classes

Bilingual Moving Stories
Historias en movimiento
Tuesdays (9/29,10/6,10/13,10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17)
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Participants: Pre-K and K students and their caregiver

Elementary School Classes

Acting
Tuesdays (9/29,10/6,10/13,10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17)
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Participants: Grades 2 and 3

Acting
Thursdays (10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19)
4 - 5 p.m. 
Participants: Grades 4 and 5

Middle and High School Classes

Musical Theater Dance
Tuesdays (9/29,10/6,10/13,10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17)
4 - 5 p.m.
Participants: Grades 5 - 8

Voices of Now: Devising Film for Change
Tuesdays (9/29,10/6,10/13,10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17)
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Participants: Grades 7 - 11

Costume Design
Wednesdays (9/30,10/7,10/14,10/21,10/28,11/4,11/11,11/18)
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Participants: Grades 5-8

Acting for the Camera
Wednesdays (9/30,10/7,10/14,10/21,10/28,11/4,11/11,11/18)
4 - 5 p.m.
Participants: Grades 7-9

10-Minute Plays
Mondays (
9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23)
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Participants: Grades 7-9

High School and Adult Classes

Dancing through the Decades:
Musical Theater Dance
Fridays (10/2,10/9,10/16,10/23,10/30,11/6,11/13,11/20)
7 - 8 p.m.
Participants: Grades 10 to Adult

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Molly's Salon

A weekly Salon featuring artists and leaders of Arena Stage.

These half-hour-long weekly conversations will include some of our best thinkers and creative firebrands. Molly will sit down with a variety of artists and leaders to discuss new ideas they are excited about and glimmers of hope for the future.

Molly Salon's are from 7-7:30 p.m

Thursday, September 24
Natalie Hopkinson, essayist and critical-cultural scholar, assistant professor in the doctoral program in Howard University’s Department of Communication, Culture and Media Studies.
Elijah Jamal Balbed, EJB Productions, The JoGo Project
Nick “tha 1da” Hernandez, DJ, musician, composer

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Thursday, October 1
Derek Goldman, Chair, Department of Performing Arts/Director, Theater & Performance Studies Program,Co-Director, Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Georgetown University
Jaqueline Lawton, playwright, dramaturg, producer, and Access, Equity Diversity, and Inclusion facilitator.
Svetlana Petriichuk, playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker
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Molly's Salon: Psalmayene 24, Deborah Brevoort and Lex Sant
Molly Salon: Khaled Nabawy, Michael Edwards and Jackie Reyes-Yanes
Molly's Salon: Octavio Solis, Tazewell Thompson and Najma Roberts
Molly's Salon: Sheldon Epps, Leah C. Gardiner and Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Molly's Salon: Travis LeMont Ballener, Soraya Chemaly and Dawn Ursula
Molly's Salon: Sean Malarkey, Deborah Nash and Lance Pennington
Molly's Salon: Kate Baldwin, Jamil Jude and David Inoue
Molly's Salon: Robert Barry Fleming, Nathan Alan Davis and Kathleen Turner
Molly's Salon: E. Faye Butler, Theresa Rebeck and Timothy Douglas
Molly's Salon: Lawrence Wright, Phylicia Rashad and Robert Lynch
Molly's Salon: Carey Perloff, Nehal Joshi and Georgia Stitt
Molly's Salon: Wendy C. Goldberg and Robert Raben
Molly's Salon: Peter DuBois
Molly's Salon: Stephanie Ybarra, C. Brian Williams and Mark Clements
Molly's Salon featuring Daniel J. Maldonado, Erin Weaver and Joe Montoya
Molly's Salon: Lauren Yee, Kirk Johnson and Anita Maynard-Losh
Molly's Salon featuring Jenn Sheetz, Africa Shimizu Banks and Mary McBride
Molly's Salon: Craig Lucas, Ken MacDonald and Maria Manuela Goyanes
Molly's Salon: Phil Laduca, Camille Busette and Nicholas Rodriguez
Molly's Salon featuring Jackie Maxwell, Steve Moore and Edgar Dobie
Molly's Salon featuring Charles Randolph-Wright, Karen Zacarías and Seema Sueko
Molly's Salon featuring Parker Esse, Joseph P. Salasovich and Edward Gero

Civil Dialogues

Arena Stage hosts community conversations that provide an opportunity for members of the Washington, D.C., community to engage in civil discourse about social and political issues, and will demonstrate — with the goal — that people of diverse viewpoints can have fruitful dialogues with one another. 

The Civil Dialogues are from 4-5:30 p.m.

October 19
The First Hundred Days: Under Biden, Trump, or Biden and a GOP-controlled Senate 
Mr. Matthew Continetti, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
Professor Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University
Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies
Professor Robert Lieberman, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University
Professor Suzanne Mettler, John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions at Cornell University

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Arena Civil Dialogues: Reaching the Other: How to Dialogue with those with whom we Differ Greatly
Arena Civil Dialogues: Health Care Rationing and End of Life Decisions: Who and How?
Arena Civil Dialogues - Is China the new enemy? Confront or Cooperate?
Arena Civil Dialogues: Politics in the COVID-19 Age
Arena Civil Dialogues: Campaign Finance