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 2019-2020 season

doubt
 

After-Show Discussions with the Cast 
September 15, 2019 after the 2pm matinee
September 28, 2019 after the 2pm matinee 

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

PostScript

Sunday, October 6, 2019 after the 2pm matinee

Go deeper with this series of candid and invigorating conversations about our Main Series productions, like a book club for plays.

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white pearl
 

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


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

PostScript
Sunday, December 8, 2019 after the 2pm matinee

Go deeper with this series of candid and invigorating conversations about our Main Series productions, like a book club for plays.

Migration, Colorism, and White Pearl: A Theater and Policy Salon (conversation) on Refuge, Journey, and Compassion
Hosted at Studio Theatre, in partnership with the Australian Embassy
Thursday, November 21, 2019 after the 8pm performance

Studio Theatre will host one of this season’s Theater and Policy Salon (TPS) conversations as part of TPS’s season-long series on “Refuge, Journey, and Compassion”, which focuses on migrants both as sufferers of displacement as well as courageous individuals who take control of destiny in the face of substantial risks.   

The discussion will focus on definitions of national identity and their interactions with race, ethnicity, and skin color.    Thai-Australian playwright Anchuli Felicia King explores and explodes Asian identities in her play. This conversation will be framed by questions about Australia’s role in Asia and the end of the so-called “White Australia” policy and the vibrant multicultural society of Australia today. Part of the Theater and Policy Salon’s season-long series on “Refuge, Journey, and Compassion”.

The panel will be followed by an informal gathering featuring Australian refreshments and a chance to talk further about the issues of inclusion, national identity, and migration. Additional artists from the “Refuge, Journey, and Compassion” series will be there, including Tim Nelson, Artistic Director of InSeries, whose upcoming immersive production of  L’Enfance du Christ at the Foundry United Methodist Church focuses on migrants and compassion. Foundry’s Director of Justice Ministries Ben Roberts will also attend.

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pipeline
 

After-Show Discussions with the Cast
January 26, 2020, after the 2pm matinee
February 8, 2020, after the 2pm matinee

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

PostScript
Sunday, February 16, 2020 after the 2pm matinee

Go deeper with this series of candid and invigorating conversations about our Main Series productions, like a book club for plays.

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pass over
 

After-Show Discussions with the Cast
March 15, 2020, after the 2pm matinee
March 28, 2020, after the 2pm matinee


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

PostScript
Sunday, April 5, 2020 after the 2pm matinee

Go deeper with this series of candid and invigorating conversations about our Main Series productions, like a book club for plays.

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fun home
 

After-Show Discussions with the Cast
May 24, 2020, after the 2pm matinee
June 6, 2020, after the 2pm matinee


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

PostScript
Sunday, June 14, 2020 after the 2pm matinee

Go deeper with this series of candid and invigorating conversations about our Main Series productions, like a book club for plays.

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