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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

The Liquid Plain

Talkback Series (post-show): February 24; March 12, 19 & 24
Talkbacks brought to you by American Express.

Book Club: 
Delve into the context of Naomi Wallace's The Liquid Plain by discussing Marcus Rediker's book The Slave Ship with Signature’s literary staff. 
March 26 at 7:30pm


The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek

Talkback Series (post-show): April 28; May 14, 19, 26
Talkbacks brought to you by American Express.

World of the Play: Exploring Outsider Art
Athol Fugard’s The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek is inspired by Nukain Mabusa, a farm laborer and artist who lived in South Africa. From the late 1960s to the early 1980s, Mabusa painted bright geometrical patterns on the rocks near his small village of Revolver Creek, which have since been recognized as important works of “Outsider Art.” Outsider Artists, like the self-taught Mabusa, work outside the formal boundaries of the established art world, creating works for themselves without regard to exhibition, monetary compensation, or formal training. In this World of the Play panel, Signature will explore the men and women who make Outsider Art. Why do these artists create work in solitude? Is their work autobiographical in nature since it is made for the artists themselves? Why is there such an allure around the discovery of “authentic” art? What can Outsider Art teach us about our broader culture? What happens when this art passes from isolation to acceptance?
May 16 at 4pm

What I did last summer

Talkback Series (post-show): May 5, 21, 26; June 2
Talkbacks brought to you by American Express.

Page to Stage (pre-show):
Hear the full story of playwright A.R. Gurney and director Jim Simpson's development process, from initial idea to final production.
May 6 at 6pm 

More Supplemental Programming: Spring 2015

Backstage Pass: Thursday, May 21 at 6pm
Book Club: Thursday, May 28 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.

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Open Caption

An Open Caption performance of What I Did Last Summer by A.R. Gurney. Captioning provided by c2; support for this program provided by TDF’s TAP Plus grant.
Saturday, May 30th at 2PM