Speakers & Panels


Various Locations
July 10 – July 14
Various Times

Journalists from the world-renowned New York Times join us all week for a series of exciting conversations.

Changing Traditions in Musical Theatre on Wednesday, July 10 / 10:45 a.m.–noon / Chalmers Lounge, Avon Theatre

Using Little Shop of Horrors and Billy Elliot the Musical as examples, New York Times co-chief theatre critic Jesse Green and director and choreographer Donna Feore discuss where musical theatre has been and where it is going.  

Lobby Talk: Who Is Othello today? on Thursday, July 11 / 11 a.m.–noon / Festival Theatre Lobby

New York Times co-chief theatre critic Jesse Green and Festival Literary and Editorial Director David Prosser in conversation.

The Crucible and #MeToo on Saturday, July 13 / 10:30 a.m.–noon / Studio Theatre

New York Times culture reporter Cara Buckley and others discuss The Crucible through the lens of the #MeToo movement.

    The Crucible and #MeToo panellists:

     Cara Buckley, culture reporter, New York Times

     Dr. Liane F. Carlson, post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Religion and Media, New York University

Politicizing Theatre Coverage on Sunday, July 14 / 10:30 a.m.–noon / Studio Theatre

A look at gender, diversity and other topics at play in contemporary theatre coverage with three members of the New York Times Culture department: theatre editor Scott Heller, co-chief theatre critic Jesse Green and culture reporter Cara Buckley.

Support for the Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and The T.R. Meighen Family Foundation.

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