Arena Stage Voices of Now

Let your voice be heard through this dynamic theatre arts ensemble experience!

Robinson Middle School is proud to partner with Arena Stage in Washington, DC to offer the Voices of Now program for the 12th year!

Interested students should plan to attend one of the informational workshops to learn more: Dates will be posted by early September. 

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. 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. Ensemble performances will take place at Arena Stage in Washington, DC and at Robinson in mid-May. 

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.

Sponsor Contact:  ​Ms. Hard | @email