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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...
In October 2008, the NEA announced the seven inaugural selections for the NEA New Play Development Program, which is administered for the agency by Washington, DC-based Arena Stage. Launched in...
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Higher graduation rates, improved self confidence, better school attendance records -- these are just some of the proven successes of students who have participated in Shakespeare Festival/LA's Will Power to...
two actors, a man and a woman with bloody hands strike dramatic poses
On the occasion of William Shakespeare's 439th birthday, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Dana Gioia announced a gift of immeasurable value to the American people: a nationwide, 100-community tour...
A man at a broadcasting studio speaks into a microphone, a cigarette in his hand.
The vitality of the American theater is strongly connected to the work of new and emerging theater artists, with a unique emphasis on the artistic voice of the playwright. Throughout...
Two actors on stage. A man seen from the back, a woman facing him signals with her hands in sign language
Today, flight attendants routinely provide information to passengers using sign language. Many movie theaters offer assisted hearing devices. Most television shows are available with closed captioning. But it hasn't always...
A young man dressed in white faces three older men in suits across a dinner table. The table is strewn with the remains of a meal-- half-empty wine glasses, an empty wine bottle, used dinner plates. In the forefront of the scene, the younger man grabs the
In 1964, a pair of Louisville, Kentucky, theater companies -- Actors, Inc. and Theatre Louisville -- merged to become the Actors Theatre of Louisville. From a small company performing in...
Photograph of an African-American man and a White woman facing each other in a heated exchange. A table is situated between them and a boxing punching bag can be seen in the background.
Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage celebrated its 50th anniversary season in 2000 with a revival of Howard Sackler's The Great White Hope . Nearly 33 years earlier, Arena Stage established its...

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