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Molly Smith

Over the last 14 years, Molly Smith has focused her creative life on the re-invention of Arena Stage and building the Mead Center for American Theater to become a center for the production, presentation, development and study of American theater. She has been a leader in new play development for over 30 years at Arena Stage and Perseverance Theatre in Alaska, by commissioning, directing or championing numerous world premieres. Ms. Smith's directorial work has been seen at the Shaw Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Tarragon Theatre and Centaur Theatre.

In Search of the Artistic Home
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In Search of the Artistic Home

11 April 2012

Jamie Gahlon has asked theatre artists from around the country to talk about their personal search for an artistic home. Molly Smith continues this series.

The Valley To Those Who Will Water It
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The Valley To Those Who Will Water It

28 December 2011

Molly Smith reflects on the transformations of Areana Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater over the past year.