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"At INTERSECTIONS there is a sense of fun and exchange, experimentation and social engagement that generates new work, new understandings, and deep, ongoing relationships."
Maya Roth, Professor, Georgetown University


Imagine: Art that encourages compassionate listening and provocative questioning. The best established, emerging, community and student artists from DC and beyond. Theaters filled with diverse, dynamic audiences.  Conversations over a glass of wine in the café with someone new who has just had the same experience as you. Chances to perform, engage, party!   All this and more await you at the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival from February 20 - March 7, 2015.
Now in our sixth year, this unique all-arts festival brings together more than 100 performing groups over eight days to offer intersections of music, theatre, dance, film, opera and spoken word that capture a kaleidoscope of perspectives on our ever-evolving community and world.  All five of our performance spaces will be alive with world premieres and innovative collaborations among artists of all ages, races, cultures, communities, and art forms.  
From Family Saturdays with performances and events for children, to new creative opportunities to engage with the artists and fellow audience members, to late-night parties and jazz jam sessions, INTERSECTIONS seeks to connect the broadest possible audience with the most exciting new ways of making community-inspiring art.  We invite you to join us -- to be delighted, energized and maybe just a little transformed.

Mary Hall Surface, Festival Artistic Director


Ms. Surface is a Helen Hayes Award winning director, a national award winning playwright, and a DC Mayor's Arts Award for Service to the Arts 2011 nominee.

2015 Programming Committee
Arthur Espinoza, Managing Director, Washington Ballet
Paul Douglas Michnewicz, Director of Arts and Events, Reston Community Center
Samantha Pollack, Director of Programming, Washington Performing Arts
Jefferson A. Russell, Actor, Founder of Galvanize, a network for Artists of Color
Jessica Solomon, Founding Cultural Agent, US Department of Arts and Culture
Mary Hall Surface, Festival Artistic Director
Hannah Landsberger, Festival Intern


Atlas Performing Arts Center

Doug Yeuell, Interim Chief Operating Officer

Robert T. Boaz, Program Manager
Matthew Graf, IT Consultant
Communications and Development
Renée Littleton, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Claire Carlin, Director of Development
Cecily S. Habimana, Development Associate
Jen DeMayo, Director of Community
Teshonne Powell, Development and Administrative Coordinator
Reve Van Crof, Marking Intern
Andrew Cissna, Master Electrician
Alex Evans, Technical Director
Camille Kashaka*, Sprenger Theatre Manager
Sean McConnell*, Labs 1 & 2 Theatre Manager
Jamie Mulhern, ASTAP Lead Instructor
Lucas Zuniga*, Lang Theatre Manager
House Production Crew
Eric Brown
Ro Burnett*
Louis Davis
Kelly Farrall*
Tyler Glyod
Anton Maul*
Andy Rubble*
Tyra Smith
*Atlas Stagecraft Training & Apprenticeship Program (ASTAP) Graduate
Front of the House
Tynisha Brooks, New Business Coordinator
Kathy Jones, Front of House Associate & Volunteer Coordinator
Front of House Associates
Toya Carmichael
Lora Fletcher
Lucy Fletcher
Joi Greene
James Holland
June Wilson Idrissa
Chivonne Philips
Anna Reihle
Patricia Yates

Cedric Tolson, Facilities Manager
Eddie Hines, Maintenance Associate
Carolyn Saunders, Maintenance Associate

"INTERSECTIONS provides a sumptuous feast in multiple artistic genres that allow audiences to experience new arts and enjoy their favorites in an affordable and reachable way."
Estela Velez de Paredez, Furia Flamenca



Choose from a kaleidoscope of performances in multiple venues.

Experience world premier collaborations by some of DC's best music, dance and theatre artists.

Participate in an art form at interactive performances, classes and happenings.

Engage with festival artists and audiences in our cafe, lobby performances and late-night dance parties.

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