Anita Maynard-Losh on Camp Arena Stage

Photos courtesy of Lauren Alexander. Anita Maynard-Losh is Arena Stage’s director of community engagement and co-director of Camp Arena Stage. She is also one of our neighbors in Southwest. Anita has taught in college theater departments and directed plays at Arena, as well as conceived and directed an Alaska Native–inspired production of Macbeth, and collaborated […]

Arena Stage Holds Four-Day Voices of Now Festival

Arena Stage’s Voices of Now Festival features original works of theater written and performed by 10 different youth ensembles. Each ensemble’s play poses challenging social questions  and investigates those questions by recounting the artists’ personal stories. This year’s plays examine topics including school fight culture, the experience of first and second generation Americans, the education […]

Local Artists Holding Annual Spring Show at Arena Stage

Photo caption: Necklace by Sherry Terao. Photo caption: The 2015 Ladysmiths Art Jewelry spring show and sale at Arena Stage. The Ladysmiths Art Jewelry group is holding its sixth annual spring show and sale with special guests the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild. The two-day, free event will take place on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 from 1 p.m. […]

SWNA Black History Program Features Ben Sands

Coolidge high school band director Ben Sands, who grew up in Near Southwest, will be among the guests of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA’s) Black History program Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Arena Stage. Sands will be interviewed by Southwest resident Ian Callender, co-founder of Blind Whino Arts Club at Delaware Ave. and H St. SW. Slave […]

Upcoming Events at Arena Stage

You can’t escape international affairs when you live in Washington, DC. In February, Arena Stage will present two productions, written almost 70 years apart, that bring that point home. WHAT: Watch on the Rhine  WHERE: Arena’s Fichandler Stage WHEN: Feb 3 – March 5 Lillian Hellman’s Watch on the Rhine is set in Washington, DC […]