audience engagement


Studio produces plays that start conversations. Over his first several seasons, Artistic Director David Muse has tripled the resources we invest in our audience engagement programs. Studio believes that theatre is an empathy-creating endeavor—watching an actor embody someone’s story on stage can kindle a connection that is ultimately more persuasive than reading about a situation, a crisis, or a cultural moment. To capitalize on theatre’s capacity to show similarities and differences across an audience, Studio is committed to providing forums for lively conversations about the themes and context of a particular play, alongside opportunities for our audience to connect with the people who craft these plays.

We offer a variety of ways for audiences to engage with the plays, process, and people behind the work on our stages.

  • Artists in Conversation Series, dialogues with the Studio’s actors, directors, and playwrights. (You can purchase a five-play subscription to the After-Show Discussion with the Cast Saturday or Sunday matinee series.)
  • Plays in Context Series, conversations with scholars and community members that explore the themes and context of Studio’s plays.
  • PostScript, a new series of candid and invigorating conversations about Studio’s Subscription Series plays, like a book club for plays.

 

Events for the 2018-2019 season

if i forget
 

After-Show Discussions with the Cast 
September 23, 2018 after the 2pm matinee
October 3, 2018 after the 2pm matinee 

Join actors from If I Forget for a lively conversation about rehearsing and performing the play.  Part of Studio's Artists in Conversation Series. 

Remembering The Holocaust: A Conversation on If I Forget 
October 13, 2018 after the 2pm matinee 

Join Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and dramaturg Lauren Halvorsen as they discuss the enduring resonance of the Holocaust and the importance and challenge of preserving traumatic history. Part of Studio's Plays in Context Series. 


PostScript 
October 14, 2018 after the 2pm matinee 

PostScript is a series of candid and invigorating conversations about our Main Series plays, like a book club for plays. Concessions available. 

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the FALL
 

After-Show Discussions
October 18, 2018; after the 7:30pm performance
October 20, 2018; after the 2:30pm matinee
November 4, 2018; after the 2:30pm matinee 

Join the artistic team for a lively conversation about the play. Part of Studio's Artists in Conversation Series.  

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Cry it out
 

After-Show Discussions with the Cast
November 25, 2018, after the 2pm matinee
December 8, 2018, after the 2pm matinee


Join actors from Cry It Out for a lively conversation about rehearsing and performing the play. Part of Studio's Artists in Conversations Series.

PostScript
December 16, 2018, after the 2pm performance

PostScript is a series of candid and invigorating conversations about our Main Series plays, like a book club for plays. Concessions available. 

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admissions
 

After-Show Discussions with the Cast
January 27, 2019, after the 2pm matinee
February 9, 2019, after the 2pm matinee

Join actors from Admissions for a lively conversation about rehearsing and performing the play. Part of Studio's Artists in Conversation Series.


PostScript
February 17, 2019, after the 2pm matinee

PostScript is a series of candid and invigorating conversations about our Main Series plays, like a book club for plays. Concessions available. 

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queen of basel
 

Hilary Bettis and Jose Zayas in Conversation
March 8, 2019; after the 8pm performance

Join Queen of Basel's playwright and director as they discusses the process of writing and bringing this play to the stage. Part of Studio's Artists in Conversation Series. 

After-Show Discussions with the Cast
March 17, 2019, after the 2pm matinee
March 30, 2019, after the 2pm matinee


Join actors from Queen of Basel for a lively conversation about rehearsing and performing the play. Part of Studio's Artists in Conversation Series.

PostScript 
April 7, 2019, after the 2pm performance

PostScript is a series of candid and invigorating conversations about our Main Series plays, like a book club for plays. Concessions available. 

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P.y.g., or the misedumacation of dorian belle

Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm in Conversation
April 5, 2019; after the 8pm performance

Join P.Y.G.'s playwright/director as he discusses the process of writing and bringing this play to the stage. Part of Studio's Artists in Conversation Series. 
 

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THE CHILDREN
 

After-Show Discussions with the Cast
May 12, 2019, after the 2pm matinee
May 25, 2019, after the 2pm matinee


Join actors from The Children for a lively conversation about rehearsing and performing the play. Part of our Artists in Conversation Series.

PostScript
June 2, 2019, after the 2pm matinee

PostScript is a series of candid and invigorating conversations about our Main Series plays, like a book club for plays.
 

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Washington, DC 20005

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Phone: 202.332.3300
Fax: 202.332.1187

Administrative

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Fax: 202.588.5262
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