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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 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
Kevin Stapornkul, Festival Intern
Melissa Caffrey, Social Media Associate
Hannah Landsberger, ArtsEngage assistant
Vivian Thurman, On Site Social Media
Shari Ashman, Assistant to the Artistic Director
 
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Administration
Sam Sweet, Executive Director
Rafael Chapman, Director of Finance and Administration
Kyle Rudgers, Director of Operations
Robert T. Boaz, Program Manager
Elena Forbes, Administrative Coordinator
Matthew Graf, IT Consultant
 
Communications and Development
Renée Littleton, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Teshonne Powell, Senior Marketing Intern
Claire Carlin, Director of Development
Cecily S. Habimana, Development Associate
Jen DeMayo, Director of Community
 
Artistic Staff
Armando Bayolo, Curator New Music Series
Brad Linde, Curator Jazz at the Atlas
Mary Hall Surface, Artistic Director, INTERSECTIONS Festival &
Curator Theatre for the Very Young
 
Production
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
 
Facilities

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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