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In Conversation Series

Dig into the themes of our plays with fascinating discussions featuring Lantern artists, esteemed scholars, and other special guests.


Storytelling and the Jewish Diaspora
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7pm

We'll use the stories of Photograph 51 and Underneath the Lintel to explore how Jewish characters face the challenges of planting roots. Followed by a wine & dessert reception.

Our panel includes (pictured at right):

  • Dave Heller, Moderator
    Dave Heller is host of All Things Considered and NewsWorks Tonight on WHYY 90.9-FM.

  • Josh Perelman, Panelist
    Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the National Museum of American Jewish History, where he oversees the Museum's core exhibition, special exhibitions, and artifact collection. Dr. Perelman has a joint PhD in Jewish Studies and American History as well as 20 years of experience in museums and non-profit exhibitions.

  • Glen Berger, Panelist
    Playwright of Underneath the Lintel, which played over 450 performances Off-Broadway, has seen over 200 productions in the U.S. and worldwide, has received several Best Play awards, and will return to the Lantern beginning November 5. Berger is also known for his plays O Lovely Glowworm (2005 Portland Drammy Award Winner for Best Script) and Great Men of Science Nos. 21 & 22 (1998 Ovation Award and 1998 L.A. Weekly Award for Best Play.)

  • Kathryn MacMillan, Panelist
    As Associate Artistic Director of Lantern Theater Company, Kathryn has helmed over a dozen Lantern productions. During the 2015/16 season she will direct both Photograph 51 and Underneath the Lintel.

Wild(e) Modern Celebrities
Monday, February 1, 2016 at 7pm

An in-depth look at Oscar Wilde's cultivation of himself as a world celebrity and how we craft public personas in today's society. Followed by a wine & dessert reception.

Rosalind's Escape and Why We Should Unplug
Monday, April 4, 2016 at 7pm

Exploring the positive effects of Rosalind's exile in As You Like It, we consider how – in the constantly plugged-in culture of the 21st century – we never have the chance to find ourselves. Followed by a wine & dessert reception.

Art-World Movers and Shakers
Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7pm

An examination of works of Asian art specific to 36 Views, the ethics of trading foreign works, and an insider's perspective on the secrets and surprises in the buying and selling of art. Followed by a wine & dessert reception.


Pictured: Sam Henderson and David Bardeenin New Jerusalem, The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 (2011). Photo: Mark Garvin.
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Header Photo: Geoff Sobelle in Hamlet (2009), David Ingram and Luigi Sottile in The Government Inspector (2008), Forrest McClendon and Lawrence Stallings in Sizwe Bansi Is Dead (2009), and Kristyn Chouiniere and Paul L. Nolan in The Hothouse (2008). Photos by Jeffrey Stockbridge.

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