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Woman and man standing in front of posters hung on wall.
Picture it: Cabrillo High School in Lompoc, California. 1990. A shy, somewhat awkward freshman (spoiler alert: me) nervously walks into the first meeting of the school’s drama club. Everyone seems...
Explore some of the 50th anniversary stories submitted by veterans and artists who work with veterans.
When asked if her house was elaborately staged for Halloween, Mimi Lien laughed, claiming her house was “decidedly un-designed.” “This is definitely a syndrome of doing it too much for work,” she said. “It's not something that I do for myself for pleasure at this point.” We don’t blame her. A set...
President Barack Obama on the importance of artists and the American creative spirit.
12 factoids you may not know about the National Endowment for the Arts,
NEA Staff share why the arts matter to them.
Woman singing at the mike in a nightclub with people dancing in front of her.
The mission statement of La Jolla Playhouse is bold, audacious, and perhaps even a bit outrageous. It reads, in part: “In the future, San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse will be...
Rhodessa Jones of the Medea Project on the purpose of art.
When we spoke last week, theater artist Rhodessa Jones said that a great social worker is like a great artist who chooses humanity as their medium. But Jones is also proof that the reverse is true. Using playwriting, acting, and directing, she has created her own brand of social work designed to...
A conversation with Round House Theatre Producing Artistic Director Ryan Rilette.

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