Posts Tagged ‘Bing Thom’

This Week in WCP Arts: Bing Thom, Burning Man, Bubu Gang

Kriston Capps has this week's cover with a profile of Bing Thom, the Canadian starchitect, who maybe, just maybe, could save D.C.'s abysmal Southwest. Ally Schweitzer leads the arts section with her look at D.C.'s community of Burning Man enthusiasts, some of whom are bringing a flammable replica of the Washington Monument to this year's [...]

Why the Earthquake Moved Arena Stage’s Walls

Unlike many West Coast denizens, architect James Brown isn't sneering at yesterday's 5.8 temblor. "That was a real West Coast earthquake," he says.
Brown works at the Vancouver firm Bing Thom Architects, and supervised the construction of Arena Stage's new Mead Center for American Theater, which opened to great fanfare last fall. If you were at [...]

Photos: Arena Stage’s New Digs

On Monday, Arena Stage moved into its new, $125 million Mead Center for American Theater, which contains three performance spaces, educational facilities, various shops and studios, and a cafe that will be run by chef Jose Andres' company. Arena invited reporters in to watch as the first of its staff began to move into the [...]

Glass Act: One Recession Later, Arena Stage Moves into Its New Digs

Toward the end of our phone conversation Tuesday, I ask Arena Stage’s artistic director, Molly Smith, if the company’s choice of Oklahoma! as its late-October season-opener—the first performance in its dramatic, glassed-in, $125 million Mead Center for American Theater on the Southwest waterfront—was a safe one, a surefire audience draw.
She demurred: Arena is devoted to [...]