Intersections - a New America Arts Festival
February 19 - Mar 7 2010 Atlas Peforming Arts Center - 1333 H Street NE - Washington, DC
"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 21 - March 8, 2014.
Celebrating our fifth anniversary, 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.
2014 Programming Committee
Margot Greenlee, Founder/Director, BodyWise Dance
Rachel Grossman, Artist and Engagement Strategist, Ring Leader, dog and pony dc
Solomon HaileSelassie, Concert Production Manager, Library of Congress
Jennifer Nelson, Director of Special Programming, Ford's Theatre
Samantha Pollack, Director of Programming, Washington Performing Arts Society
Shawn Short, Producing Artistic Director, Dissonance Dance Theatre
2014 INTERSECTIONS Staff
Mary Hall Surface, Festival Artistic Director
Shari Ashman, Assistant to the Artistic Director
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sam Sweet, Executive Director
Kyle Rudgers, Director of Operations
Rafael Chapman, Director of Finance and Administration
Robert T. Boaz, Program Manager
Elena Forbes, Administrative Coordinator
Matthew Graf, IT Consultant
Communications and Development
Renée Littleton, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Claire Carlin, Director of Development
Jen DeMayo, Director of Community
Cecily Stewart, Development Associate
Teshonne Powell, Senior Marketing Intern
Alex Evans, Lang Theatre Manager
Sean McConnell and Lucas Zuniga, Sprenger Theatre Managers
Camille Kashaka, Lab 2 Theatre Manager
Front of the House
Anastasia Robinson, Hospitality & Events Coordinator
Kathy Jones, Volunteer Coordinator/Box Office Associate
Cedric Tolson, Facilities Manager
"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