The creation of Arena Stage marked the beginnings of the regional theater movement in the United States in the 1950’s. As a pioneer in theater outside of New York City, Arena Stage became the first advance theater in D.C. and the country including becoming the first to theater in D.C. to be racially integrated, the first recipient of the Regional Tony Award, and many more.
Today, Arena Stage thrives with a new exciting facility where all production work and productions take place under one roof. During these productions, Arena encourages the conversations onstage to continue offstage, and with a large audience of politicos and influencers attending these shows, it is no wonder that Arena is a huge part of opening up ideas and presenting questions in American Theatre.
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