Discussions

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Sep 30

Ben Butler Artistic Perspective

Following 2pm Matinee | Free
Delve deeper into the themes and creative questions behind each production through conversation with special guests. Hosted by Artistic Director Anita Stewart.

Oct 07

Ben Butler Curtain Call

Following 2pm Matinee | Free

Curtain Call discussions offer a rare opportunity for audience members to talk about the production with the performers, exploring topics that range from the rehearsal process to character development to issues raised by the work.

Oct 16

Refuge Malja ملجأ Page to Stage

Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium |12pm-1pm | Free
Bring a bag lunch!

Presented in partnership with the Portland Public Library. Participants may read the play of an upcoming production, and participate in a discussion at the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium two weeks before the first preview. Participants can enter their name to win a pair of tickets to the upcoming production at the beginning of the discussion, and a winner will be picked at the end of the discussion. All scripts available at the Library, contact Raminta Moore moore@portlandpubliclibrary.org . Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch

Oct 18

Refuge Malja ملجأ Reading and Discussion

5pm – 5:30pm | ICA at MECA | 522 Congress St.
A reading from Refuge Malja by Bess Welden with Arabic translation by Ali Al Mshakheel. A scene from the play Refuge Malja will be read in English and Arabic, at the exhibit at the ICA. A short discussion will follow.

Nov 03

Refuge Malja ملجأ Additional Discussion

Following 4pm Matinee | Free
Positive Proof: Contributions from our Immigrant Community. A discussion with members of the immigrant community from entrepreneurs to teachers.

Nov 04

Refuge Malja ملجأ Artistic Perspective

Following 2pm Matinee | Free
Children of War: The Young Refugee Experience. Inviting members of our immigrant community to talk about what they left behind.
Delve deeper into the themes and creative questions behind each production through conversation with special guests. Hosted by Artistic Director Anita Stewart.

Nov 07

Refuge Malja ملجأ Additional Discussion

Following 7:30pm Show | Free
The Stranger and the Spiritual. A discussion with a Rabbi and an Imam about their faiths, and about what different scriptures say with regard to how we care for those we don’t know.

Nov 11

Refuge Malja ملجأ Curtain Call

Following 2pm Matinee | Free
Artist as Activist. A post show discussion with the actors engaged in the creation of Refuge Malja ملجأ

Curtain Call discussions offer a rare opportunity for audience members to talk about the production with the performers, exploring topics that range from the rehearsal process to character development to issues raised by the work.