Talkback Programs

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NATIVE SON
  • Sep 15Where Are We NOW? post-show discussion on adaptation for the theatre – Studio 105, approx 3:45p
    • Mike Wiley, playwright
    • Randall Kenan, author
  • Sep 17Where Are We NOW? post-show discussion – Studio 105, approx 9:15p
  • Sep 18Setting the Scene Adam Versényi, PlayMakers Dramaturg and Chair of the Department of Dramatic Art – Studio 105, 6:30p
  • Sep 24Where Are We NOW? post-show discussion – Studio 105, approx 9:15p

DAIRYLAND

  • Oct 23Setting the Scene Jacqueline E. Lawton, PlayMakers Dramaturg – Studio 105, 6:30p
  • Nov 3Mindplay post-show conversations – Paul Green Theatre, approx 2:00p
    • “Spoiled, Spilled, or Special, Let’s Digest Dairyland
    • Peter Buonaccorsi, MD

RAGTIME

  • Nov 27Setting the Scene Gregory Kable, PlayMakers Dramaturg – Studio 105, 6:30p
  • Dec 3Where Are We NOW? post-show discussion on immigration and refugees – Studio 105, approx 10:30p
    • Paul Cuadros, UNC School of Journalism
  • Dec 8Mindplay post-show conversations – Paul Green Theatre, approx 2:00p
    • Ragtime is Right for the Times”
    • Natalie Peacock-Corral, LCSW
  • Dec 10Where Are We NOW? post-show discussion – Studio 105, approx 10:30p
    • Pierce Freelon, professor, musician, and social entrepreneur
    • Dasan Ahanu, artist, educator, and organizer

EVERYBODY

  • Jan 29Setting the Scene Mark Perry, PlayMakers Dramaturg – Studio 105, 6:30p
  • Feb 9Mindplay post-show discussion – Paul Green Theatre, approx 2:00p
    • “Every-body Plays!”
    • Mardy Ireland, Ph.D.

JULIUS CAESAR

  • March 11Setting the Scene Adam Versényi, PlayMakers Dramaturg and Chair of the Department of Dramatic Art – Studio 105, 6:30p
  • March 22Mindplay post-show discussion – Paul Green Theatre, approx 2:00p
    • “The Fault within Ourselves”
    • Harold Kudler, MD

NATIVE GARDENS

  • Apr 15Setting the Scene Gregory Kable, PlayMakers Dramaturg – Studio 105, 6:30p
  • Apr 26Mindplay post-show discussion – Paul Green Theatre, approx 2:00p
    • “Fences and Defenses”
    • Theresa Yuschok, MD

 
 

PRC2 DISCUSSIONS

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

NO FEAR & BLUES LONG GONE: NINA SIMONE

August 21–25, 2019

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Wednesday—NORTH CAROLINA JAZZ & NINA SIMONE

  • William Curry, Music Director and Conductor of the Durham Symphony
  • Carly Jones, Music Director, North Carolina Arts Council

Thursday—COME HEAR NC

  • Sandra Davidson, NC Arts Council & Come Hear NC Project Manager
  • Jerma Jackson, Professor, UNC Department of History

Friday—PRESERVATION OF NINA’S CHILDHOOD HOME

  • Angela Thorpe, Director, N.C. African American Heritage Commission
  • Carly Jones, Music Director, North Carolina Arts Council

Saturday Matinee—PROTEST MUSIC & PROGRESS

  • Benjamin Filene, Chief Curator, North Carolina Museum of History
  • Darrell Stover, , Professor Interdisciplinary Studies / Africana Studies, NC State University

Saturday Evening—A LEGACY OF ACTIVISM

  • Tristan Parks, Actor, Educator, and Activist
  • Carly Jones, Music Director, North Carolina Arts Council

Sunday Matinee—A NORTH CAROLINA LEGACY

  • Kyma Lassiter, Constituent Affairs Liaison, N.C. African American Heritage Commission

Sunday Evening—MEET THE TEAM

  • Howard L. Craft, playwright and educator
  • Kathryn Hunter-Williams, director and PlayMakers company member
  • Yolanda Rabun, actor

 

Setting the Scene

A pre-show discussion with PlayMakers’ resident dramaturgs to help contextualize the World of the Play right before enjoying the production. The conversation is fluid and free-ranging, but subject matter can include: themes of the play, the playwright’s biography, the historical and sociopolitical context of the story, etc. The perfect way to frame your experience before diving in!

 


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.



Where Are We NOW?

As part of our 2019/20 Legacy | NOW season, PlayMakers is hosting a series of post-show conversations facilitated by local artists, scholars, and cultural workers entitled: Where Are We NOW? After select performances, we will invite audience members to gather in an adjacent space for a fluid, dynamic, and intergenerational discussion on the themes of each play.