Writers Theatre offers audience enrichment events to deepen and illuminate each play in the season. All LEAN FORWARD events are FREE and open to the public.
POST-SHOW CONVERSATION: THE Artist
Join us after every Wednesday evening performance (excluding First Week and any extension weeks) of every production in our 2018/19 Season for a 15-minute talk-back featuring actors from the production, facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.
POST-SHOW CONVERSATION: THE WORD
Join us after every Tuesday evening performance (excluding First Week and any extension weeks) of every production in our 2018/19 Season for a 15-minute discussion of the play, facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.
PRE-SHOW CONVERSATION: UP CLOSE
Join us at 6:45pm in the Atrium before every Thursday evening performance (excluding First Week and any extension weeks) of Vietgone, Twelfth Night or What You Will, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Next to Normal for a 15-minute primer on the context and content of the play facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.
PRE-SHOW Music and Tastings - First Week Only!
Join us an hour before First Week* performances for every production for a wide selection of live music acts and tastings from our beer, wine and liquor partners. View the Performance Calendar to see artists and scheduled vendors.
*First week performances fall on the following dates:
First Week: August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom – February 6-12, 2019
First Week: A Number – March 20-26, 2019
First Week: Next to Normal – May 8-14, 2019
This free one-hour event about the themes of the play begins at 11:30am before the Sunday matinees listed below, leaving you plenty of time for coffee or lunch before the 2pm matinee begins! Past audiences have discussed ghost stories and their legacies for The Hunter and The Bear with Randall Colburn, culture writer for The AV Club and Consequence of Sound, and dug into the legacy of the Leo Frank case in Parade with Rabbi Steve Lowenstein from Am Shalom. Seating is limited. RSVP is required.
Sunday Spotlight: August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom – Sunday, March 3, 2019
Sunday Spotlight: A Number – Sunday, May 12, 2019
Sunday Spotlight: Next to Normal – Sunday, June 2, 2019
THE MAKING OF... SERIES
Join us for an engaging Q&A to look at the making of a production from a new perspective! Past events have featured the cast and authors of The Hunter and The Bear on their creative process, how the choreography of Company came together and what it was like for the cast of Arcadia to be the first performers in the Nichols Theatre. Seating is limited. RSVP is required.
The Making of... August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom – Monday, March 11, 2019
The Making of... A Number – Monday, May 20, 2019
The Making of... Next to Normal – Monday, June 24, 2019
From Page to Stage Series
From Page to Stage is a collaborative program between Writers Theatre and select North Shore libraries and community partners, now in its 14th season. This series of special events, lectures, demonstrations and performances is designed to enhance and enrich your appreciation of a Writers Theatre production each season. RSVP is requested.
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AN EVENING WITH PIGPEN THEATRE CO. (WITH A FEW HOLIDAY SURPRISES!)
Sunday, December 16 at 7:30 PM and Monday, December 17 at 7:30 PM
Join the stars of PigPen Theatre Co. (The Hunter and the Bear, The Old Man and the Old Moon) for a special, limited concert series in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at Writers Theatre on December 16 and 17. Standard and VIP Packages (which includes a Meet & Greet with the band) are available purchase shortly! Learn More >>