Our FREE Patron Enrichment Programming (PEP) gives the audience a chance to see behind-the-scenes of each production as well as discover more about the themes and issues contained in each production.
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Our post-show MTA events allow the audience to learn about the process of each production with an onstage Q&A session with the cast.
DETROIT – 10/16 and 10/30
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR – 12/4 and 12/18
MOTHERS AND SONS– 2/12 and 2/26
brownsville song (b-side for tray) – 5/7 and 5/28
MURDER FOR TWO – 6/11 and 6/25
American Playwrights in Context (APIC) and American Theatre in Context (ATIC)*
This season, in honor of our 40th anniversary, we have expanded this speaker series to include a greater variety of panels featuring a range of different theatre artists. Like the onstage interviews with our season playwrights in our APIC series, these post-show events, ATIC, allow audiences to meet and learn about directors, designers, and other theater-makers!. Our past APIC series writers have included Edward Albee, Lynn Nottage, Bruce Graham, Anna Deavere Smith, Terrence McNally, composer John Kander, director/choreographer Susan Stroman, Neil LaBute, Theresa Rebeck, Amy Herzog, and Christopher Durang, among others.
*Look out for our individual show postcards for the date and time of each APIC and ATIC event.
Join a member of PTC’s staff for a post-matinee backstage tour of the set. Learn how the set was conceived and built, and how the crew runs the show!
DETROIT – 10/25
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR– 12/13
MOTHERS AND SONS – 2/21
brownsville song (b-side for tray)– 5/16
MURDER FOR TWO – 6/20
SPECIAL TOPICS/Special Events
Every season, we schedule panel talks with thought-leaders who expand and discuss the ideas and issues raised by each mainstage production. Catch the onstage conversation immediately following the 6:30pm performance!
DETROIT – 10/21 “Little Boxes Made of Ticky Tacky: The Life of a Suburban Development” with guest moderator, Lawrence Levy, Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies.
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR – 12/9 TBA; EVENT DETAILS COMING SOON
MOTHERS AND SONS – 2/17 ”Loud, Proud, and Legal: 40 Years of LGBT Activism in Philadelphia”
brownsville song (b-side for tray) – 5/12 “A Community of Survival: Turning Tragedy to Advocacy and Hope”
MURDER FOR TWO – 6/16 TBA; EVENT DETAILS COMING SOON
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DETROIT – Music for Torching by A.M. Homes
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR – That They May Face the Rising Sun by John McGahern
MOTHERS AND SONS – The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin
brownsville song (b-side for tray) – Hiding Place by John Edgar Wideman
MURDER FOR TWO – Malicious Masquerade by Alan Cupp
Detroit 10/25 Outside Mullingar 12/13 Mothers and Sons 2/21 brownsville song 5/16 (all mats)
Detroit 11/1 Outside Mullingar 12/20 Mothers and Sons 2/28 brownsville song 5/23 (all mats)