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Talk It Out Tuesdays [FREE EVENTS]

Based on your feedback, we’re beginning a new series that opens the door for a deeper discussion into the themes and aesthetics of our plays. We welcome you to listen and observe or bring your insight to these moderated conversations hosted by a panel of artists and thinkers. Each discussion will last roughly 75 minutes.

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KILL THE DEBBIE DOWNERS! KILL THEM! KILL THEM! KILL THEM OFF!

KILL THE DEBBIE DOWNERS! KILL THEM! KILL THEM! KILL THEM OFF!

April 16, 7pm

Join DEBBIE DOWNERS co-directors Mark Jackson and Beth Wilmurt and Mugwumpin's Artistic Director Natalie Greene in a conversation about devised theatre, its place in our socio-political moment, and the process of creating this play.

Far, Far Better Things

Far, Far Better Things

May 7, 7pm

So many important stories are happening just below the surface of every community. Join this important conversation about class, culture, and who “gets in and who doesn’t” in our progressive Bay Area bubble.

Kings

Kings

May 28, 7pm

One person’s advocate is another person’s lobbyist, and their influence is inextricably connected to our elected officials. Join us as we pull back the curtain on this complex relationship.

Kill Move Paradise

Kill Move Paradise

July 16, 7pm

The systematic dehumanization and degradation of black Americans is our nation’s original sin. We can turn things around, but it’s going to take all of us. Join this spirited and important discussion about how we all need to participate in this solution.

The Flick

The Flick

September 10, 7pm

Five years ago this Pulitzer Prize-winner did something so disruptive that it provoked an artistic director to write a note explaining why his company had chosen to produce the play. The offending choice had nothing to do with sex, violence, or profanity—it was pacing! In a world where speed is king, let’s talk about the latest phenomena shaking things up: The Slow Art Movement.

Elevada

Elevada

November 12, 7pm

Manifesting the metaphor! The creative team for Elevada leads a discussion about how design choices were made to bring the fantastical world of this play to life.

Vinegar Tom

Vinegar Tom

January 7, 7pm

Join director Barbara Damashek, local authors, and actors from the production plot drive a stake in the heart of toxic masculinity and the dominant paradigm. On the way we’ll discuss the politics of sex and poverty in Caryl Churchill’s Vinegar Tom and modern America.

 

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PLEASE NOTE: The Talk It Out Tuesday for Far, Far Better Things will be held at Live Oak Theater. Please RSVP here for this event only. You can reserve seats for every other Talk It Out Tuesday below.