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Artists at Work Speakers Series

Sitar’s Artists at Work Speakers Series peeks inside DC’s most exciting arts venues with the professionals who work behind the scenes. Audiences learn about the inner workings of performing, visual, and digital arts companies through the personal stories of their career journeys and current roles. The series is moderated by Charis Gomez, executive producer and host of Living Local DMV.

This in-person event is free, but registration is required. Space is limited.

Upcoming Events

The next Artists at Work will be hosted in April.

Past Events

Sitar Arts Center deLaski Theater

We’re sitting down with Danica Rodriguez, a local casting director who is part of a new generation of casting professionals changing the industry.

In conversation with series moderator Charis Gomez, executive producer and host of Living Local DMV, Danica will pull back the curtain on her remarkable career casting some of DC’s top theatrical productions, as well as answer our pressing questions. This inspiring evening will conclude with a networking reception.

Danica Rodriguez
Resident Casting Director,
The Shakespeare Theater Company

For more information about registration, panels, or ways to support the Artists at Work Speakers Series please contact Essence Newhoff at