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Washington, DC How has opera changed over the last 30 years? NEA Opera Honors recipient Carlisle Floyd has a perhaps surprising theory on why opera has grown over the last three decades. [2:57] Listen to the entire podcast , with Floyd as he discusses the writing of some of his most famous pieces,...
"I think that when those two things collide---the political forces of the world and the primal nature of one's own being---sparks fly." So says playwright Rajiv Joseph in the NEA's newest podcast as he discusses, among other things, his play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo . Certainly sparks fly...
April 6, 2010 Boise, ID Guest Blogger: Mark Hofflund, Managing Director, Idaho Shakespeare Festival Chairman Landesman with Mark Hofflund (left) and Boise Mayor David H. Bieter on the Art Works Tour. Photo by Kyle Morgan It was a great day in Idaho yesterday. How fortunate we are to know NEA...
March 19, 2010 Washington, DC Christina Augello as pirate queen Grace O'Malley in A Most Notorious Woman , a one-woman show by Maggie Cronin. Photo by Laurie Gallant As Rocco heads back from his Art Works trip to California, we're taking a closer look at a few of the state's artists and arts...
March 11, 2010 Washington, DC Welcome to Ralph Remington who joins the NEA on Monday as the new director of theater and musical theater. A Howard University grad, Remington also previously spent time in DC as an artistic associate at Arena Stage. Most recently, he has served on the city council in...
Washington, DC Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, a Miami native, has earned quite a few frequent flier miles in recent years. In October 2008, the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey, produced McCraney?s trilogy, collectively titled The Brother/Sister Plays , as an NEA Outstanding New...
November 13, 2009 Washington, DC Adam Sitton and Zach Hoesly, cast members from Eastlight Theatre?s production of Rent , worked with a number of fellow cast and crew members, as well as other artistic citizens, to create a video that highlights some of the ways that art works in Peoria, Illinois. [...
Washington, DC Rocco Landesman spent Friday, November 6, with Kathy Chitwood of Eastlight Theatre and Suzette Boulais of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois as well as Peoria artists, arts administrators, civic leaders, and other citizens. It was a full day with a comprehensive schedule of events: a...

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