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Speakers & Panels


Various Locations
July 10 – July 14
Various Times

The New York Times at Stratford
Wednesday, July 10, to Sunday, July 14
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
     Dr. Dana Seitler, Director, Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, and Associate Professor of English, University of Toronto
     Shannon Taylor, company member

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.

Funded in part by the Government of Ontario

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