Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater


Molly Smith, Artistic Director

Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer

Joseph Berardelli, Director of Administration and Finance

Robert Barry Fleming, Director of Artistic Programming

Khady Kamara, Chief Marketing Officer

Anita Maynard-Losh, Director of Community Engagement

Holly K. Oliver, Chief Development Officer

Ian Pool, General Manager

John M. Frasco, Production Manager

Amelia Powell, Casting Director

Greta Hays, Publicist

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Tony Award for Artistic Excellence

99 Helen Hayes Awards

American Express Award for Outstanding Leadership in Professional Theatre

The Washington Post Award for Innovative Leadership in the Theatre Community

International Ticketing Association (INTIX) Box Office of the Year Award

National Multicultural Institute Diversity Award

Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline

Brand Design Association Award, Consumer Branding

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Submission Policy:

Auditions for our productions are typically by invitation only. Arena Stage casts both Equity and non-Equity actors for productions and in developmental workshops and readings. To be considered for an upcoming season or for a particular project, submit picture and resume by postal mail only. Invitations to any performances in the area also accepted. No calls.

Script Submissions:
We are no longer accepting script submissions.

Theater Types:

LORT, Equity, Nonunion, Contemporary Plays, Classical, New Work


Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, is a national center dedicated to American voices and artists. Arena Stage produces plays of all that is passionate, profound, deep, and dangerous in the American spirit, and presents diverse and ground-breaking work from some of the best artists around the country. Arena Stage is committed to commissioning and developing new plays through the American Voices New Play Institute. Arena Stage impacts the lives of more than 20,000 students annually through its work in community engagement. Now in its seventh decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of more than 300,000.

Fichandler Stage: LORT B
Kreeger Theater: LORT B
Kogod Cradle: LORT D