Writers Theatre offers audience enrichment events to deepen and illuminate each play in the season. All Audience Engagement 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 17/18 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 17/18 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 before every Thursday evening performance (excluding First Week and any extension weeks) of TREVOR the musical, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Moon for the Misbegotten and Buried Child 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: Smart People – March 21-27, 2018
First Week: Buried Child – May 9-15, 2018
First Week: Vietgone – August 15-21, 2018
First Week: Witch – September 26-October 2, 2018
First Week: Twelfth Night, or What You Will – November 7-13, 2018
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
Are you curious about the world that surrounds your favorite productions? Sunday Spotlight offers access to the finest speakers, academicians and cultural leaders. This one-hour event takes place following the Sunday matinees listed below and extends the conversation on our stages by featuring an expert in an area connected to the play. For example, past audiences have learned about the future of artificial intelligence in Marjorie Prime from Northwestern University professor Douglas Downey and explored the landscape architecture in Arcadia with garden historian Cathy Maloney. Seating is limited. RSVP is required.
Sunday Spotlight: Smart People – Sunday, May 13, 2018
Sunday Spotlight: Buried Child – Sunday, June 3, 2018
Sunday Spotlight: Vietgone – Monday, September 16, 2018
Sunday Spotlight: Witch – Monday, October 28, 2018
Sunday Spotlight: Twelfth Night, or What You Will – Monday, December 2, 2018
Sunday Spotlight: August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom – Monday, March 3, 2019
Sunday Spotlight: A Number – Monday, May 12, 2019
Sunday Spotlight: Next to Normal – Monday, June 2, 2019
THE MAKING OF... SERIES
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes? The Making of… series offers you an insider view of what goes into creating each production at WT. On the Monday nights listed below, enjoy a short and lively presentation by our designers and other experts, who will walk you through the process of preparing for and executing a show. Past events have explored the workings of the WT costume shop for Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody, how the choreography of Company came together, and what it was like for the cast of Arcadia to be the first performers in the new Nichols Theatre. Seating is limited. RSVP is required.
The Making of... Smart People – Monday, May 21, 2018
The Making of... Buried Child – Monday, June 11, 2018
The Making of... Vietgone – Monday, September 10, 2018
The Making of... Witch – Monday, November 12, 2018
The Making of... Twelfth Night, or What You Will – Monday, December 10, 2018
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 13th 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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