The National Civil War Project press room provides you with all of the information and multimedia resources needed to cover the project, including the project press release, information on the project partners, partner bios and headshots, and b-roll video.
Molly Smith has been instrumental in leading the reinvention of Arena Stage, focusing on the creation of the new Mead Center for American Theater as well as major artistic changes. Arena Stage is a center for the production, presentation, development and study of American theater. Ms. Smith has been a leader in new play development for 30 years while at Arena Stage for the past 14 years and at Perseverance Theatre in Alaska.
Diane Paulus is the Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. At the A.R.T.: Pippin (opening on Broadway March 23), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, (also on Broadway, winner of Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Director); Prometheus Bound, a new musical inspired by Aeschylus's ancient Greek tragedy.
Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker. From a piece about her days as a go-go dancer in 1974 to a recent investigation of origins that included putting dancers in the tunnels of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, she has spent the past four decades making her artistic research personal, funny, intellectually vivid, and up to the minute. (Photo of Liz Lerman by Lise Metzger).
Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE, an award-winning British playwright, director, actor, and broadcaster, is in his second season as Artistic Director of CENTERSTAGE Theater in Baltimore, Maryland. At CENTERSTAGE he has directed The Mountaintop, An Enemy of the People, The Whipping Man (one of City Paper’s Top Ten Productions of 2012), for which he was named Best Director, and Naomi Wallace’s Things of Dry Hours.
Steven Knapp became the sixteenth president of the George Washington University in August 2007. His priorities include enhancing the university’s partnerships with neighboring institutions, expanding the scope of its research, strengthening its worldwide community of alumni, enlarging its students’ opportunities for public service, and leading its transformation into a model of urban sustainability.
Drew Gilpin Faust is the 28th president of Harvard University and the Lincoln Professor of History in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences. As president of Harvard, Faust has expanded financial aid to improve access to Harvard College for students of all economic backgrounds and advocated for increased federal funding for scientific research.
Paul Brohan is the Director of Artistic Initiatives for the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park. In his nine years at the Clarice Smith Center, Paul has led expanded initiatives in the commissioning of new works, community engagement, creative programming, artist partnerships and has collaborated on unique partnerships with academic programs on the campus of the University of Maryland.
Susan joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001. In the past eleven seasons, she has initiated the Collision Project for teens, the National Graduate Playwriting Competition, and created local producing partnerships with Georgia Shakespeare, True Colors and the nine theatre companies that participated in the Alliance’s City Series.
Composer, conductor, and poet Matthew Aucoin recently served as Assistant Conductor at the Metropolitan Opera for the Met premiere of Thomas Adès's The Tempest and Assistant Conductor of the Rome Opera for the company premiere of Shostakovich's The Nose. His next opera is in development at the American Repertory Theater.