Posts Tagged ‘molly smith’

Color Theory: Racial Stunt-Casting on D.C. Stages, or Is It Just “Nontraditional?”

Ford’s Theatre knew going into its revival of the well-worn, 60-year-old Sabrina Fair that a quaint, fizzy rumination on class just wouldn’t do. Even light romantic fare needs some bite, and so the theater made a casting decision that instead made the play about that other, more scarring division in American life: race. In 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 [...]

Arena Announces Inaugural Season for Brand-Spanking New Mead Center

This morning, Arena Stage announced an ambitious season to inaugurate its new three-theater "campus," the Mead Center for American Theater. Highlights of the 2010-11 program include Oklahoma, Ruined (Lynn Nottage's 2009 Pulitzer-winner), The Arabian Nights, and a crammed Edward Albee festival. (The latter will include two mounted productions and 28 public readings.)
"The moment we have [...]