Richard Blanco, Anita Stewart, and Nilo Cruz in discussion after SOTTO VOCE by Nilo Cruz.

Upcoming Discussions

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A Tuna Christmas
Tue, Nov 15, 2022 1:30 pm • at the Downtown Branch
Portland Public Library

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Artistic Perspective

A Tuna Christmas
Sun Dec 4, 2022 •After the show
Speaker • Dr. Eden Osucha, Assoc. Prof. Bates College

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Curtain Call

A Tuna Christmas

Sun Dec 11, 2022 • After the show
with members of the Cast

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Sweet Goats and Blueberry Señoritas
Tue, Jan 10, 2023 1:30 pm • at the Downtown Branch
Portland Public Library

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Artistic Perspective

Sweet Goats and Blueberry Señoritas
Sun Jan 29, 2023 • After the show
Speaker • TBA

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Curtain Call

Sweet Goats and Blueberry Señoritas

Sun Feb 5, 2023 • After the show
with members of the Cast

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August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned
Tue, Feb 14, 2023 1:30 pm • at the Downtown Branch
Portland Public Library

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Artistic Perspective

August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned
Sun Mar 5, 2023 • After the show
Speaker • TBA

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Curtain Call

August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned

Sun Mar 12, 2023 • After the show
with members of the Cast

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THE CAKE
Tue, Mar 21, 2023 1:30 pm • at the Downtown Branch
Portland Public Library

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Artistic Perspective

THE CAKE
Sun Apr 9, 2023 • After the show
Speaker • TBA

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Curtain Call

THE CAKE

Sun Apr 16, 2023 • After the show
with members of the Cast

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Portland Stage hosts a variety of discussions associated with each production in our Mainstage Season.

Page to Stage

Book Club-style discussion series held at the Rhines Room two weeks before the first preview of our Mainstage Production. Scripts are available at the reference desk at the Downtown Branch of the Portland Public Library, or by contacting Raminta Moore at [email protected].

Artistic Perspective

Hosted by Artistic Director Anita Stewart

These discussions are an opportunity for audience members to delve deeper into the themes and creative questions behind each production through conversation with special guests. A different scholar, visiting artist, playwright, or other experts will join the discussion each time.

Curtain Call

Moderated by a member of the Portland Stage Artistic Staff

Curtain Call Discussion offers 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.

Other Talkbacks

Discussions held following readings of excepts from new plays, books, and scripts.

Discussion Archives

Please note that not all discussions are recorded and available for digital viewing.

Artistic Perspective Discussion Archive

I AND YOU

Last Ship To Proxima Centauri

Where We Stand

Bad Dates

Or,

Talley's Folly

Curtain Call Discussion Archive

Where We Stand

Bad Dates

Or,

A Christmas Carol 2020

Talley's Folly

Other Talkbacks Archive

Senior Living Reading 2021

Rx Machina LFU 2021

The Last Ship to Proxima Centauri LFU 2021

In His Hands LFU 2021