Since we're unable to gather in person anytime soon, we're working hard to offer some options you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of home.
Please join us as we explore special programming that seeks to raise historically marginalized voices, and to tell vital stories about women, Blacks, immigrants, and more!
Diversity and Inclusion for our 98th Season
DECEMBER 2020: "Who Will Sing for Lena?" by Janice Liddell
This stunning one-woman production won awards for Lexington Players in 2019; it was taped at AFD, and the author has agreed to open access for a limited period of time. After the play, there will be a virtual talk-back with the director, actor and playwright.
JANUARY 28, 2021: Live at AFD!
Important historic speeches delivered by live actors.
Rep. John Lewis. Edmund Pettus Bridge Speech (2015) recalling Bloody Sunday, 1965, delivered by Allison Porter
Sojourner Truth, Ain’t I a Woman? 1851, delivered by Lydia Harrell
Clarence Darrow, A Plea for Mercy for Leopold and Loeb, 1924, delivered by John Alzapiedi
Mary Fisher, A Whisper of AIDS; 1992 Republican National Convention, delivered by Shana Mack
Corazon Aquino, Address to Joint Session of US Congress, 1986, delivered by Michelle Aguillon
Oskar Schindler, Farewell to Jewish Workers Upon Germany’s Surrender, Poland 1945, delivered by Chuck Schwager
MARCH: Women's History Month
APRIL: Dynamic Duos, famous scenes from well-known plays
MAY and JUNE: Radio Plays
98th Season Postponed
On May 24, 2020, the Arlington Friends of the Drama made the difficult announcement that we would postpone our 2020-2021 mainstage season.
The AFD team hopes to be able to mount one or two smaller scale productions or events in spring 2021. Information about any theatrical events that we are able to present will be announced on this site and on Facebook.
Please stay well, and consider joining to support the ongoing life of the arts and theater in our community.