Post-Show Discussions

Join the actors, artists, or thought leaders after the performance for a conversation about our Mainstage productions. These conversations are free and take place immediately following the show.

THE CAKE

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017

DOT

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

  • Actors and artists from the show.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

  • Dr. Philip Sloane is the Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has served as medical director of a skilled nursing facility, medical director of an Alzheimer’s Unit, national advisor on Alzheimer’s care for a major nursing home chain, director of a nursing home teaching service, and physician and quality consultant to a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. As a researcher, he’s conducted over 40 studies on issues related to care of older persons. He is the author of The Alzheimer’s Medical Advisor: A Caregiver’s Guide to Common Medical and Behavioral Signs and Symptoms in Persons with Dementia (Sunrise River Press, 2017).
  • Dr. Daniel Kaufer

TARTUFFE

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

  • Actors and artists from the show.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

  • Professor Evyatar Marienberg, UNC’s Religious Studies Department.
  • Brook Wilensky-Lanford, PhD student in UNC’s Religious Studies Department. Brook has written extensively on issues connected to these stories, most recently authoring a compelling portrait of Rob Bell’s life after his own departure from his mega-church in the wake of his declaration in favor of universalism Love Wins.
  • Moderated by Adam Versenyi, PlayMakers Resident Dramaturg and Chair of the Department of Dramatic Art.

THE CHRISTIANS

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

  • Actors and artists from the show.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

  • Professor Brandon Bayne, UNC’s Religious Studies Department.
  • Brook Wilensky-Lanford, PhD student in UNC’s Religious Studies Department. Brook has written extensively on issues connected to these stories, most recently authoring a compelling portrait of Rob Bell’s life after his own departure from his mega-church in the wake of his declaration in favor of universalism Love Wins.
  • Moderated by Jacqueline Lawton, PlayMakers Resident Dramaturg and Professor in the Department of Dramatic Art.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

  • Dr. Robert Franklin is the former President of Morehouse College and the current James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor of Moral Leadership at Emory University (Atlanta) and Director of the Religion Department of the Chautauqua Institution. Franklin is married to Cheryl Goffney Franklin, M.D., an OB-GYN physician and graduate of Stanford University (B.A.), Columbia University School of Public Health (M.P.H.) and Harvard Medical School (M.D.)
  • Dr. Bart D. Erhman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He began his teaching career at Rutgers University, and joined the faculty in the Department of Religious Studies at UNC in 1988, where he has served as both the Director of Graduate Studies and the Chair of the Department. Professor Ehrman completed his M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees at Princeton Seminary, where his 1985 doctoral dissertation was awarded magna cum laude. An expert on the New Testament and the history of Early Christianity, has written or edited thirty books, numerous scholarly articles, and dozens of book reviews. In addition to works of scholarship, Professor Ehrman has written several textbooks for undergraduate students and trade books for general audiences. Five of his books have been on the New York Times Bestseller list: Misquoting Jesus; God’s Problem; Jesus Interrupted; Forged; and How Jesus Became God.

LEAVING EDEN

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018

 

PRC2 DISCUSSIONS

Every performance at PRC2 is followed by a discussion. Click to expand below for panelist details.

COUNT

August 23–27

Opening Night—CIVIL LITIGATION, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND EDUCATION

  • Michael J. Gerhardt, Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law at UNC Law School
  • Representative Chaz Beasley, N.C. House of Representatives
  • Representative Graig Meyer, N.C. House of Representatives
  • Erika K. Wilson, Reef C. Ivey II Term Professor of Law, Associate Professor of Law at UNC Law School

Thursday—DOCUMENTARY WORK AND ITS PROCESS

  • Wesley Hogan, Director of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
  • Rachel F. Seidman, Director of the Southern Oral History Program at UNC Chapel Hill

Friday—MITIGATION

  • Frank Baumgartner, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at UNC Chapel Hill
  • Jim Johnson, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill
  • Candis Watts Smith, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Adjunct Professor of African and African American Diaspora Studies at UNC Chapel Hill

Saturday—FAITH AND INCARCERATION

  • Barb Baranski, Prison Project Coordinator for Kadampa Center Prison Project
  • Imam/Chaplain Oliver Mohammed, Islamic Chaplain at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, N.C. and Resident Imam of As Salaam Islamic Center of Raleigh

Sunday Matinee—SIT DOWN WITH THE CREATORS

  • Kathryn Hunter Williams, Director, Associate Director of Hidden Voices, Company Member PlayMakers Repertory Company, Faculty UNC Department of Dramatic Art
  • Lynden Harris, Playwright, Founder and Director of Hidden Voices
  • Cast (upon availability)

Sunday Evening—RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

  • Jon Powell, Director Juvenile Justice Mediation Project and Law Professor at Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University
  • Scott Bass, Director of Victim Services for North Carolina Victim Assistance Network (NCVAN)

 

MINDPLAY

In partnership with the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas, we present this series of post-show conversations that offer a psychoanalytic reading of our Mainstage productions. These conversations are free and take place immediately following the performance.

Sense and Sensibility
Dr. Harold Kudler
“The Heart and Mind of Jane Austen”
Saturday, November 4 & Sunday, November 5

Dot
Dr. Peter Buonaccorsi
“Family and Identity, Memory and its Loss”
Sunday, December 10

The Christians
Dr. David Moore, MD & Dr. John Tisdale, DMin
Who is Our Sister/Brother?
Sunday, March 4

Moliere’s Tartuffe
Dr. Terry Yushok
“The Charm of a Snake”
Sunday, March 11

Leaving Eden

Dr. Natalie Peacock-Corral, LCSW
“A Hymn for Our Future”
Sunday, April 22