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The Kogod Cradle Series Cradling Creative Risk-taking

The Kogod Cradle Series supports the exploration and development of new and emerging work in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle with visiting companies, artists and ensembles. The series focuses on interrogating, investigating, and developing new work of all kinds. We invite artists and audiences to explore the development process and to participate in the early stages of art-making that might otherwise not be accessible at Arena Stage. This series also supports the development of local artists and seeks to further develop our local talent pool of playwrights, actors and directors here in Greater Washington.

Arena Stage is committed to supporting the development of exciting new work — at any level or stage of completion — with visiting companies, ensembles or individual artists. Each Kogod Cradle Series is devoted to exploring the central artistic questions which are essential to the development of each new piece. The process through which artists choose to investigate that question is entirely open to their own interpretation, and past projects have varied widely. We offer six days in one of two spaces – the Kogod Cradle or a rehearsal hall, and up to four evenings for public sharing of their work.

Get Involved

To apply for inclusion in the 2014-2015 season of the Kogod Cradle Series, please submit the following forms to The deadline to apply has been extended to August 31, 2014.

The Kogod Cradle RFP

The Kogod Cradle Tech Rider