Beyond the Stage

We build community through theatre.

Our Beyond the Stage programming keeps the conversation going, deepening our collective understanding of important issues and connecting to inspiring leaders and organizations actively engaged in making change. We are grateful for our Community Partnerships with service, advocacy, arts and education organizations, with whom we collaborate closely to develop interactive experiences that take you beyond the world of the play and have to talking long after you leave the theatre.

An audience member speaks at a reading
Chats & Talkbacks

Get an insider’s point of view. Join discussions about the themes of our plays and the stories behind our productions with pre-show expert chats and post-show artist talkbacks.

Audience members engage in an expert panel after NSFW

Go deeper with the issues. Subject matter experts and community leaders join us during panels that stimulate discussions of the Big Questions provoked by our plays.

A student stands with their artwork for the My Name Is Asher Lev Lobby Display
Lobby Exhibits

See it in a different way. The conversation continues in the lobby, animated with visual art exhibits providing context and illuminating diverse perspectives on the themes of our productions.

Tell It Like It Is Panelists

Continue the conversation. Direct to your home, we bring you unique digital opportunities to interact with artists, delve into the creative process and chat about issues vital to our world, our communities and ourselves.


Our Beyond the Stage event accompany Mainstage Productions. Read below to learn more about our Beyond the Stage events, accompanying our Spring Mainstage production of Four Minutes Twelve Seconds.


Photos (left to right): An audience member responds at an IN DEVELOPMENT Reading talkback, photo by Dahlia Katz. The expert panel for NSFW. An IN CLASS student stands with their artwork for the My Name Is Asher Lev lobby exhibit, photo by Annie Clarke. A screenshot of the AT HOME: Tell It Like It Is panelists.