According to The Washington Post, Arena Stage has hired five playwrights as they gear up for the reopening of the complex this fall. From the article:
Over the summer, the theater's staff will be moving into their new home so they will be ready to officially open the new theater complex by October 24th. At the top of this post is a view of the 6th Street frontage. Washington Globe street lights have been installed, similar to the ones that have appeared at Waterfront Station and Constitution Center. In addition, trees have been planted along 6th Street. Below are a few more photos of the progress made at Arena Stage.Over the next three years, five playwrights will be part of Arena's American Voices New Play Institute, which was formed in August and financed by a $1.1 million gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The writers will be paid to write on any project they please during their three-year tenure, with the promise of a stage production and an additional pot of development money under their control.
(Left) Here is the main entrance to the theater on 6th Street.