Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith announces the D.C.-based pioneering theater company's 60th season filled with award-winning artists and projects to celebrate the grand opening of Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The 2010/11 inaugural season includes eight full productions, seven presentations from the National Endowment for the Arts New Play Development Program and public readings from all 30 of Edward Albee's works, totaling at least 45 projects produced and presented by Arena Stage in the inaugural year at the Mead Center.
Located at 6th Street and Maine Avenue, SW, The new campus includes the newly completed renovation of the two existing performance spaces, the Fichandler Stage and the Kreeger Theater, and the creation of the 200-seat Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle—a venue dedicated to cradling risk surrounding new or radically re-envisioned productions of American theater. The three theaters are supported by a centralized lobby and box office, state-of-the-art technical and costume shops, light and airy rehearsal halls, open education spaces, increased concessions and a new café called Next Stage by José Andrés , a terrace overlooking the Potomac River and for the first time in Arena Stage's history all artistic, educational and administrative departments are united under one roof.
This flagship American theater was co-founded in 1950 by Zelda Fichandler, Thomas C. Fichandler, and Edward Mangum, and was an early leader in the not-for-profit resident theater movement in the United States.
It was the first resident theater outside of New York to receive the coveted Tony Award for excellence in resident theater (1976), and the first to transfer a production to Broadway (The Great White Hope, 1968).
The theater was also the first to create a program dedicated to giving top-quality theatrical training to individuals of color through the Allen Lee Hughes Fellows Program, and the first theater to create audio described performances for blind and visually impaired patrons.
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