Arena Stage Voices of Now

Workshop Dates Vary

Robinson Middle School is proud to partner with Arena Stage in Washington, DC to offer the Voices of Now program for the 11th year!

Interested students should plan to attend one of the informational workshops to learn more: October16 and 28; 3:30-5pm

Students must join the VON Classroom to register for a workshop. Join code on student ASP website.

Voices of Now (VON) is a year-long drama program that devises autobiographical plays and films with ensembles of middle-school, high-school, and adult artists locally and internationally. Voices of Now plays/films are fast paced, collaboratively written physical pieces that pose challenging social questions relevant to the ensemble of artists and their communities. This year the film will investigate those questions through poetry, music, art, movement, and the recounting of the artists’ personal stories. One of the primary goals of the Voices of Now program is to create positive change within the artists’ communities by engaging in dialogue centered on the artists’ experiences in their worlds.

Voices of Now was designed by Arena Stage’s Director of Education Ashley Forman. In addition to performing at Arena Stage, ensembles perform throughout their own communities. Past ensembles have performed at Atlas Performing Arts Center’s Intersections Festival, Imagination Stage, American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s National Conference, Association of Theatre in Higher Education Conference, 2013 International AIDS Conference and the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Sections of the most recent Voices of Now film Inside Voices will appear in a PBS special called Youth & Covid-19. The film is also an official selection at Lift-Off Sessions, an independent film festival based in the U.K.

View a clip from last year's film, Inside Voices!

Sponsor Contact:  ​Ms. Hard | @email