Inside Voices: a film by Arena Stage’s Voices of Now ensembles


On October 9 at 8:00 p.m., Howard University Television (WHUT PBS Station) and Howard University Radio (WHUR),hosted a conversation about the issues affecting young people in the time of COVID-19.

The lives of youth have been upended and forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the special broadcast, young people spoke out about their concerns, fears and hopes. A distinguished panel of mental health professionals also provided their expert insights and offered support, guidance and enlightenment to assist young people throughout the community and their families in more effectively navigating these challenging times.

This program, inspired by Arena's film Inside Voices, was in partnership between Arena Stage’s Voices of Now Program, Black Coalition Against COVID-19, and Howard University Television and Radio (WHUT / WHUR).

This special program was a partnership between Arena Stage’s Voices of Now Ensemble, Black Coalition Against Covid, and Howard University Television and Radio (WHUT / WHUR).


Watch the full broadcast.

For more than 17 seasons, Arena Stage’s Voices of Now ensembles have provided a vital theatrical platform for youth and young people to express themselves. Recognizing the impact of the pandemic on today’s youth, Voices of Now quickly transitioned its rehearsals online adapting their traditional original theater showcase to film which premiered on June 19. 

The result, Inside Voices: a film by Arena Stage’s Voices of Now ensembles is a moving time capsule of the lives of over 120 student artists’ creating art through a devised theater process. 


Learn more about Voices of Now