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What do you get when you combine thousands of archived photos and video, script drafts and edits and countless hours in the rehearsal room? Arena On Air! The first official podcast of Arena Stage. We will explore all aspects of Arena Stage through interviews with artists and staff members, meaningful social discussions and TONS of fun!

Episode Seven: Nuts About Dave
The world-premiere musical, Dave, opens this summer at Arena Stage. We sat down with six of the fabulous cast members to talk about bringing the show to D.C., other hobbies that keep them grounded and working on innovative theater. Featuring: Josh Breckenridge, Sherri L. Edelen, Rachel Flynn, Kevin R. Free, Mamie Parris and Jamison Scott.

 

Episode Six: Forever Young
We sit down and chat with Camp Arena Stage art enhancers, Building Bridges Across the River and Washington Performing Arts to get a better understanding of the lasting impact that the arts have on youth.

Check out our guests:
Kerry McGee, (Camp Arena Stage Art Enhancer) We Happy Few | Jonathan Tuzman, (Camp Arena Stage Art Enhancer) Pianist | Jamila Madyun, (Camp Arena Stage Art Enhancer) Stitched with Style | Irfana Jetha Noorani (Deputy Director) and Kimberly E. Douglas (Director of Theater Operations & Programming), Building Bridges Across the River | Trisha Taylor (Assistant Director Of Education), Washington Performing Arts

 

Episode Five: A Special Helen Hayes Recap
What makes a great show? To celebrate the recent 2018 Helen Hayes Awards, Casting Fellow F. Binta Barry talks to us about the importance of diversity on stage and making sure every voice is heard.

 

Episode Four: Wedding Queen
When one thinks of a wedding at Arena Stage, they typically imagine it staged as a scene in a play with an actor playing the role of a bride or a groom...but did you know that these stages have been hosts to actual weddings? In this episode, we talk to Events and Rentals Manager, Betsy O'Keeffe about Arena Stage's role as an event space to weddings, proms, conferences...and even a Bengal tiger?

 

Episode Three: Heading West
Anita Maynard-Losh shares her behind-the-scene experiences working on Snow Child, the new musical premiering this month at Arena Stage and tells us why she'd rather have lunch with Lillian Hellman than Tennessee Williams.

 

Episode Two: Broadway Bound
What does it take to bring a show to Broadway? Find out from Arena Stage’s Executive Producer himself, Edgar Dobie! You will also learn about his unexplainable love for hippos, what it takes to run a non-profit and MORE.

 

Episode One: This Is Our Time
In our first episode, we sit down with Allen Lee Hughes Fellow alumna, Juliette Carrillo. The Two Trains Running director discusses her personal connection to August Wilson, her career as a director and playwright and the importance of following your bliss.

We love to hear from YOU! Reach out to us via Twitter with the provided hashtag in each episode and #arenaonair for a chance to have your question featured on an upcoming podcast!