Arena Stage Brings DC History to Life with New Show

Tempestuous Elements director Psalmayene 24. Courtesy Scott Suchman By Southwester Staff The life of Anna Julia Cooper, spanning over a century from 1858, when she was born into slavery in Raleigh, North Carolina to her death in 1964 in Washington DC,  is one filled with dramatic moments.  Tempestuous Elements, opening February […]

After 25 Years of Shaping Southwest Theater, Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith Set to Step Aside

By Sheila Wickouski Since 1998, Molly Smith has served as Arena Stage’s Artistic Director, racking up credits for directing, new play development and work with great playwrights that are now part of theater history. The completion of Arena Stage’s current season will mark her last in the role as she […]

National Gallery of Art Presents Major Exhibit Showcasing  Black Artists of the American South

By Sheila Wickouski A Man Can Be A Star by Thornton Dial, Jr. is itself a sparkling star in the constellation of artworks in the exhibition Called to Create: Black Artists of the American South at the National Gallery of Art, on view through March 26, 2023. Pop art sensibility […]

Kristen Hayes-Campbell Exhibits at Southwest Freedom Festival

by Vyllorya Evans The Remember the Pearl Group is excited to invite you to the Southwest Freedom Festival, featuring special guest Kristen Hayes-Campbell, on Saturday, April 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Westminster Church, located at 400 I Street SW. You may also call 202.484.7700 to schedule a […]