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Supplemental Programming

We've always enabled our audiences to immerse themselves in a body of work.

Learn about a work’s inspiration, ask questions of its creators, and deepen your understanding of the artistic process and the role of a theatre artist at the Center and beyond.

Upcoming Events


Our Lady of Kibeho

Talkback Series (pre-show): November 4, 20, 25; December 2

Page to Stage: A pre-show discussion with playwright Katori Hall and director Michael Greif. 
Tuesday, November 11 at 6pm

Backstage Pass: 
Focus: On Music
Michael McElroy (Original Music and Music Direction for Our Lady of Kibeho) and Neil Martin (Composer and Cellist for A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)) discuss composing and arranging music for new plays.
December 3 at 6pm

Focus: On Dialects
Dialect Coaches Dawn-Elin Fraser (Our Lady of Kibeho) and Kate Wilson (A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)) discuss their roles in the rehearsal process.
December 10 at 6pm

World of the Play
Art and Political Conflict in Northern Ireland
Sam Shepard’s A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations) was heavily influenced by the violence in the north and was created in collaboration with Field Day Theatre Company, a Northern Ireland-based company co-led by actor Stephen Rea. In this World of the Play, Signature will examine how artists use their work to confront the unrest that still burdens Northern Ireland. 

Panelists include Geraldine Hughes, Deborah Saleeby-Mulligan, and Marcia Rock! The discussion will be led by moderator Brian Phillips.
December 6 at 4pm

Signature Book Club
Translations by Brian Friel
December 4 at 7:30pm

A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)

Talkback Series (post-show): November 18, 25; December 9, 16

The Art of Collaboration:
Dig deep into the relationship of multiple artists to understand how their creative dynamic has changed over time in this post-show conversation between Stephen Rea and Nancy Meckler.
November 13 at 9pm

Backstage Pass: 
Focus: On Music
Michael McElroy (Original Music and Music Direction for Our Lady of Kibeho) and Neil Martin (Composer and Cellist for A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)) discuss composing and arranging music for new plays.
December 3 at 6pm

Focus: On Dialects
Dialect Coaches Dawn-Elin Fraser (Our Lady of Kibeho) and Kate Wilson (A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)) discuss their roles in the rehearsal process.
December 10 at 6pm

World of the Play
Art and Political Conflict in Northern Ireland
Sam Shepard’s A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations) was heavily influenced by the violence in the north and was created in collaboration with Field Day Theatre Company, a Northern Ireland-based company co-led by actor Stephen Rea. In this World of the Play, Signature will examine how artists use their work to confront the unrest that still burdens Northern Ireland.

Panelists include Geraldine Hughes, Deborah Saleeby-Mulligan, and Marcia Rock! The discussion will be led by moderator Brian Phillips.
December 6 at 4pm

Signature Book Club
Translations by Brian Friel
December 4 at 7:30pm

 

supplemental program DESCRIPTIONS:

  • Talkback Series: Learn about the process of putting on a production, what it's like to play the characters, what goes on behind the scenes, and much more in this post-show Q&A session with the cast and creative team.
  • Book Club: Delve into the context of a Signature playwright’s work by discussing a related book or play and explore theatre's connection to other art forms through a guided discussion with Signature's literary staff.
  • Backstage Pass: Get an inside look at the mechanics behind the magic in this pre-show discussion with one of the show's designers. Learn how design shapes the audience experience and transforms a production.
  • Page to Stage: Hear the full story on how artists transform an idea into a play through a moderated discussion with members of the Artistic Team.
  • Signature Cinema:  Theatre and cinema meet in this screening series of movies related to Signature playwrights and productions. Past movies have included Tender Mercies, Lackawanna Blues, Enter the Dragon, and Margaret. 
  • The World of the Play: Explore cultural themes in the play and gain insight into the intellectual context for the work in this moderated discussion, featuring a panel of scholars, experts and artists.
  • The Art of Collaboration: Dig deep into the relationship of multiple artists to understand how their creative dynamic has changed over time in this pre-show conversation between longtime artistic collaborators.

IMAGE: Zachary Quinto in Angels in America by Tony Kushner. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Live Music

Enjoy free live music at
Signature Café and Bar,
Tues - Sat at 6:00pm!

 

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Signature Stories

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Signature Stories, online!

 

Open Caption
Performance

An Open Caption performance of A Particle
of Dread (Oedipus Variations)
 by Sam Shepard provided by c2.

Sunday, December 14th at 2PM