Beyond the Stage


Theater J is dedicated to taking its dialogues beyond our main stage productions, offering an array of innovative public discussion forums and outreach programs where a diverse range of audiences engage in important conversations about culture, politics, race, identity, history and ideas.  We also offer numerous readings throughout the year, some related to our mainstage offerings, and a great many others emerging from our new play development initiative. 

Making the breadth of Jewish experience relevant to a 21st Century audience, we frequently partner with those of other faiths and communities, stressing the importance of interchange among a great variety of people wishing to take part in frank, humane conversations about conflict and culture.

Theater J is proud to be both a distinctive and respected performance company on the cutting-edge of new play development, and a civically-minded organization using theater as a catalyst for engaging the community throughout the year.

To view a full list of upcoming Beyond the Stage programs, click here
Pre and Post-Show Discussions:
Entrance is free with a ticket to any main stage production.


Readings:
Professional actors read the best of new work emerging from our Locally Grown initiative and new play development program, plays as part of our Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival, and a selection of other relevant work. Tickets $5-$10. Check the Beyond the Stage calendar for more information.


Directors Forum:

In the style of "Inside the Actors Studio," get to know the talented directors of Theater J's 2013-2014 season in a series of intimate discussions. Tickets $15/person, on select Mondays. For more information, click here.


Passports Program

 
The Theater J Passports Program actively engages students and underserved adult populations throughout the Washington DC metro area to the immediate, compelling story-telling of live theater.  By providing subsidized tickets, educational resources and outreach initiatives, the Passports Program exposes students and marginalized communities to historical events, philosophies and human expressions while strengthening dialogue and shared experiences with the arts.

To learn more about the opportunities available through Passports, please contact Molly Winston, Director of Community Outreach & New Media, at molly@theaterj.org.


“The after-performance discussion has been ELEVATED to something on the level of performance art,
courtesy of the sensitive and savvy folks who run Theater J”
- The Washington Post

Post Show Conversation with Julian Bond: Civil Right Activist and former NAACP chairman, with Tanya Bowers, Director for Diversity, Office of the President, National Trust for Historic Preservation and Ari Roth. Following a performance of The Hampton Years, June 9, 2013

Staged Reading of Selected Prose and Poems from the Afghan Women's Writing Project. Part of the Voices From A Changing Middle East Festival: Voice of the Woman, 2010
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