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Meet Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith

Published on 8/23/2016
Molly SmithSmith has served as Artistic Director of Arena Stage since 1998. She has led the re-invention of Arena Stage, focusing on the creation of the Mead Center for American Theater and positioning Arena as a center for American artists.   

During her time here, Arena Stage has workshopped more than 100 productions, produced 26 world premieres, staged numerous second and third productions and been an important part of nurturing seven projects that went on to Broadway. Her directing credits include The Originalist, Fiddler on the Roof, Camp David, Mother Courage and Her Children, Oklahoma!, A Moon for the Misbegotten, My Fair Lady, The Great White Hope, The Music Man, Orpheus Descending, Legacy of Light, The Women of Brewster Place, Cabaret, An American Daughter, South Pacific, Agamemnon and His Daughters, Coyote Builds North America, All My Sons and How I Learned to Drive.

In 2014, Smith made her Broadway debut directing The Velocity of Autumn, following its critically acclaimed run at Arena Stage in 2013.

Salon tickets are available on the Foggy Bottom West End Village Website ( starting August 15 and are $75 each. Don’t wait to buy tickets for your favorite celebrities; they go fast.

Addresses will be on the Website for people to see when they buy their tickets, and people who buy tickets will get a paper ticket with the street address and phone number of the host.

The Gala is the village’s major fundraising event. Individual tickets to the September 7 Gala at the DAR Constitution Hall are $95 and are now available on the village Website (
FBWE Village is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer membership organization that provides services and social activities to help neighbors live independently for the long term.

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