2016-2017 Schedule of Events

Theater J is dedicated to taking its dialogues beyond the stage, offering an array of innovative public discussion forums, readings, and programs which explore the theatrical, cultural and social elements of our art throughout the year.

All events are free and open to everyone except where noted otherwise. All events and times subject to change. Please check this page for up-to-date announcements.

Date Discussion
Sunday, January 15 at 4:30 PM

Nuclear Warfare Today
In COPENHAGEN, we get a glimpse at the ethical and scientific questions surrounding the inception of the atom bomb. Join us after the show for a panel discussion in which we will dive into the many different questions swirling around the issue of modern nuclear warfare.
Matt Nosanchuck: former Associate Director of Public Engagement who served as the liaison to the American Jewish community and on international issues under President Obama.
Mary Lasky: Program manager at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Sunday, January 22 at 4:30 PM The Science Behind the Story: Exploring Quantum Mechanics
Quantum mechanics plays a key role in COPENHAGEN. In this discussion, we’ll unpack the science behind the story of COPENHAGEN in order to make it understandable and applicable to our every-day lives.
Thomas Morgan: NF-3 Program Scientist at NASA
Jim Freericks: Professor of Physics and McDevitt Chair at Georgetown University
Sunday, January 29 at 4:30 PM Nazi Antisemitism and the Scientific Brain Drain
One of the outcomes of Nazi antisemitism was the loss of an incredible amount of intellectual talent in Germany and the surrounding European countries over the course of Hitler’s regime. Niels Bohr was a Danish Jew who ultimately fled Denmark when it fell under German occupation. While not Jewish, Werner Heisenberg was attacked in the press as a "White Jew" and investigated by the SS for his insistence on teaching about Jewish scientists. Join us for a post-show conversation in which we discuss the numerous consequences of the Jewish brain drain from Germany and Nazi-occupied territories.
Robert M. Ehrenreich: Director of University Programs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Dr. Michael Brenner: Director, Center for Israel Studies, American University

The Edlavitch DCJCC does not support or oppose candidates for elected public office. Opinions expressed at all programs of the Edlavitch DCJCC belong solely to those expressing them. The Edlavitch DCJCC partners with many organizations and groups to present programs, but does not endorse the political views or policy positions of any program partner. The Edlavitch DCJCC is committed to presenting a wide selection of programs that present multiple viewpoints and encourage you to visit our calendar for information on dialogues and public affairs programming.