PEP Events

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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MEET-THE-ARTISTS (MTA)

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.

BACKSTAGE TOUR

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.

Lawrence Levy Bio

During his 35 years as a reporter, editorial writer, columnist and PBS talk show host, Lawrence Levy won many of journalism’s top awards, including Pulitzer Finalist, for in-depth works on suburban politics, education, taxation, housing and other key issues. As a journalist, he was known for his blending of national trends and local perspectives and has covered six presidential campaigns. In his leadership role at the NCSS, he has worked with Academic Director Christopher Niedt to give it a truly national profile. He works especially close with Hofstra’s strong academic community to shape an innovative agenda for suburban study, including a new Sustainability Studies degree, forge alliances with other institutions, not-for-profit groups and government agencies and promote the study of the suburbs nationwide. Levy is a member of a Brookings Institution advisory panel and was a keynote speaker at Brookings 2008 Metro Policy Summit in Washington, DC. Levy also led a collaboration between Hofstra and Boston College to create a first-in-the nation suburban ecology initiative, and another alliance between Hofstra and Cornell to sponsor the Local Government Leadership Institute. Before joining Hofstra, he was Senior Editorial Writer and Chief Political Columnist for Newsday, and remains involved in the world of journalism and politics. Levy has been a guest contributor to CNN.com, the New York Times.com, covering the 2008 presidential campaign from a suburban perspective. He also writes a regular column on politics for the Albany Times Union, and appears regularly on local and national television.

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

BOOK CLUB

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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

Audio Description:

Detroit 10/25 Outside Mullingar 12/13 Mothers and Sons 2/21 brownsville song 5/16 (all mats)

Open Captioning:

Detroit 11/1 Outside Mullingar 12/20 Mothers and Sons 2/28 brownsville song 5/23 (all mats)