ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S ROUNDTABLE

Immediately following Sunday matinee performances, this discussion series brings together the finest panelists to explore issues raised by the play, in conversation with our audience.  Free with The Price ticket!

 

Sunday, March 9:  Miller’s Evolving Politics: What’s He Saying in The Price?
An in-depth look at Arthur Miller's hidden and overt political observations as they evolve from All My Sons, Death of a Salemsman, A View From The Bridge through The Price. The panel moderated by Artistic Director Ari Roth includes University of Maryland Professor Michael Olmert and The Price director Michael Carleton.

Sunday, March 16: The Price in the Pantheon: Arthur Miller and August Wilson—Comparing Their Greatest Works
With this spring's Arthur Miller festival at Theater J and Arena Stage and The Kennedy Center's look at the work of August Wilson, now is the perfect time to take a look at the legacies of these recently departed American theatrical giants. With Literary Director Hannah Hessel, local dramaturg and playwright Jacquline Lawton, and more.

Sunday, March 23: America’s Aging Crisis: Elder Care Abuse and the Politics of Neglect
Picking up on themes in The Price, this discussion will take a look at how we treat our parents and current issues of abuse and neglect of the elderly.

Sunday, March 30: Judging an Artist’s Work in the Wake of Stunning Revelations: Arthur, Woody, Pablo, Truman, and Others
A recent Vanity Fair article shed light onto a previously unknown aspect of Arthur Miller's life, his fathering of son born with Down Syndrome. Our opinions of other artists’ works has occasionally been altered by revelations about their personal lives; other times not. With Artistic Director Ari Roth, Art Historian Laura Katzman and Murray Horwitz, Director and COO of the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.

Sunday, April 6: Siblings and the Aging Parent
A look at the family relationships and the struggles involved with taking care of an elderly parent.  With Dr. David Scharff of the Washington Psychoanalytic Society.

Sunday, April 13: 5x5: Playwrights Responding to the Work of Arthur Miller
Five original, newly written five-minute plays reflecting on The Price. For submissions, contact Hannah Hessel at hannahh@washingtondcjcc.org.

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