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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
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Actors (l to r): Lydia Harrell, Chuck Schwager, John Alzapiedi, Michelle Aguillon, Shana Macks, Allison Porter

Recorded live at the theatre on January 28, 2021, now available at this link:


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 Macks

  • 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.

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