Arena Stage (Washington, D.C.)

Arena Stage (Washington, D.C.) Arena Stage is a not-for-profit regional theater based in Southwest, Washington, D.C. It was a pioneer in 1950 of the Regional Theater Movement.It is located at a theatre complex called the Mead Center for American Theater since its opening in 2010 after extensive renovation; this included construction of a third small theater in a complex with two stages: one a theatre in the round and the other a proscenium style.

The Artistic Director is Molly Smith and the Executive Director is Edgar Dobie. It is the largest company in the country dedicated to American plays and playwrights.It commissions and develops new plays through the American Voices New Play Institute. Established in 1950, the company now serves an annual audience of more than 300,000. Its productions have received numerous local and national awards, including the Tony Award for best regional theater.HistoryThe theatre company was founded in Washington, DC in 1950. Its first home was the Hippodrome Theatre, a former movie house. In 1956, the company moved into the gymnasium of the old Heurich Brewery in Foggy Bottom; the theater was nicknamed "The Old Vat". The brewery was demolished in 1961 to make way for the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge and the Kennedy Center.In 1960, the company moved into its current building complex, which was built for them. The theater company's home is near the Washington, D.C. waterfront on the Potomac River, at 1101 Sixth Street SW.

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