Following Thursday and Saturday matinees
Talkbacks are our signature post-performance discussions on the craft, art, ideas and themes of our thought-provoking plays. Led by Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer, or Associate Artists and Scholars.
Following Friday evening shows
Cast members of each play stay for a conversation about their work, joined when possible by other artists working on the production.
Following the first Sunday matinee of each production
Panel Discussions bring together experts and advocates who discuss some of the vital topics and ideas in each of our plays, and take questions from the audience. Panelists include:
THE NIGHT ALIVE
Michael Thurston, Professor of English, leader of student trips to Dublin, Provost of Smith College
Róisín O’Sullivan, Professor and Chair of Economics Smith College, former member of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council
NOW CIRCA THEN
Elizabeth Sullivan, Co-Executive Director of Historic Northampton, former Director of Education at Smithsonian Museum of American History
Daniel Lombardo, Company Dramaturg, former Artistic Director of Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, former reenactor at Plimoth Plantation
ON THE EXHALE
Tara Franklin, Associate Artistic Director of Chester Theatre Company and Performer
Chinaly Chanvong, Student Activist and Executive Director of March for Our Lives Connecticut
Benjamin Liptzin, Former Chair of Psychiatry Baystate Health
CURVE OF DEPARTURE
John Berkowitz, Director of Western Massachusetts Death With Dignity
Helen Leue, Foster and Adoptive parent
Support for the Panel Discussion Series is generously provided by
Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this
program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.