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Molly Smith
November 5, 1999, 1 p.m. ET

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The Current State and Future Direction of American Theater

Molly Smith
Washington, D.C., is home to many of our nation's treasures -- among them, Arena Stage. Arena Stage was the first theater in America to tour the former Soviet Union and the first theater outside of New York to win a coveted Tony Award.

This year, Arena Stage celebrates its 49th season with classics like Guys and Dolls and newer works such as Hot and Throbbing, written by the winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Paula Vogel. This year's line-up was selected by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith.

Currently in her second season as artistic director, Smith brings to Arena Stage a long history of collaboration and creation. In 1979, she founded Perserverance Theater outside of Juneau, Alaska. Her work has been seen at theaters from the Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Rhode Island's Trinity Repertory Company to the New York Theatre Workshop.

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