Arena Stage

About

Arena Stage was founded August 16, 1950 in Washington, D.C. by Zelda Fichandler, Tom Fichandler and Edward Mangum. Over 70 years later, 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 focused on American artists. Our productions are innovative and representative of stories from across the country. We nurture new plays and reimagine classics. We celebrate our democracy and diversity through a multitude of voices in our productions and community engagement programs to inspire people to action. We produce all that is passionate, exuberant, profound, entertaining, deep and dangerous in the American spirit. Arena Stage impacts the lives of over 10,000 students annually through its work in community engagement and serves a diverse annual audience of more than 300,000.

Mission

Arena Stage is the voice of American theater resident in our nation’s capital. Focused on American artists, our productions are innovative and representative of stories from across the country. We nurture new plays and reimagine classics. We celebrate our democracy and diversity through a multitude of voices in our productions and community engagement programs to inspire people to action. We produce all that is passionate, exuberant, profound, entertaining, deep and dangerous in the American spirit.

Vision

Arena Stage’s vision is to galvanize the transformative power of theater to understand who we are as Americans.

Values

  • Create a work culture that reflects and borrows from the culture of the rehearsal hall which values experimentation and collaboration
  • Pursue excellence in all aspects of our endeavor
  • Flourish by building a healthy, dynamic and powerful artistic community
  • Create and steward financial resources to enable a vital Arena Stage
  • Champion diversity throughout the organization and within the community
  • Strive to instill in the public life‐long love and participation in the theater arts
  • Serve artists; the national, regional and local communities; and theater through effective partnerships and collaboration at the most sophisticated and professional levels
  • Cultivate an engaged, diverse and responsive board, staff, audience and community
  • Pursue programs of education and other activities that engage and give back to the local community

Current Job Openings

Arena Stage

Artistic Coordinator
Washington, D.C.
Company Manager
Washington, D.C.
House Manager
Washington, D.C.
Human Resources Generalist
Washington, D.C.
Leadership Giving Manager
Washington, D.C.
Major Gifts Assistant
Washington, D.C.
Major Gifts Director
Washington, D.C.
Manager of Patron Services
Washington, D.C.
Patron Services Associate
Washington, D.C.