Amidon-Bowen Attends Akeelah at Arena

Photo caption: Amidon-Bowen students assembled in the lobby at Arena Stage. Photo caption: After the performance, several students met the actress who played Akeelah at the stage door and were able to speak with her. Photos courtesy of Martin R. Welles. It was an “A” performance for the cast of Akeelah and the Bee during Amidon-Bowen’s school […]

Ladies Night Out in Southwest

Photo caption: Ladies enjoying a night out on the town in Southwest. Whoever says there is nothing fun to do in Southwest clearly has never met my group of friends. Between a first-class theater, multiple restaurants, and the waterfront all within blocks of each other, there are limitless options for young neighborhood residents to entertain […]

Akeelah and the Bee: An Interview with Molly Yeselson

Photo courtesy of Dan Norman. Akeelah and the Bee is running at Arena Stage from Nov. 13 to Dec. 27. SWNA’s Katelynd Mahoney was lucky enough to interview Molly Yeselson, who plays the role of Izzy/Snorting Girl/Crying Girl. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. Q: What are you most excited about in […]