Our Conversation Series consists of many types of events: Making the Play, Meet the Creative Team, Community Conversation, Scholars’ Forum and Actors’ Forum. These events occur immediately before (Making the Play) or after select performances of a production and are free to the public – you don’t even need a ticket to the show to attend! Together we’ll talk about what surprised you, what moved you, and what questions you’re left with after experiencing the show. Look for these symbols on the calendar featured on each show page:

Making the Play
Join a member of the KC Rep artistic staff to engage in conversation about the show.

Meet the Creative Team
Participate in a conversation with the team behind the story. They may have written the script, directed the production, designed and built the set or lights and sound. This is your chance to learn about the decisions that must be made to tell the story.
FENCES: October 18, CURIOUS INCIDENT: January 31, SEX WITH STRANGERS: March 7, SWEENEY TODD: March 23

Community Conversations
A discussion with local community members about the themes and content of the play.
FENCES: October 22 & 25, November 5, CURIOUS INCIDENT: February 4, 7 & 18, SEX WITH STRANGERS: March 11, 14 & 25, SWEENEY TODD: April 1, 4 & 15

Scholars’ Forum
We bring in experts from industry, religion, and/or government surrounding the themes and content of the story. Their perspective provides insight into characters, story setting, or any other relevant aspect of the production to help us answer those questions: “Who? What? When? Where? How? Why?”
FENCES: October 28 (Matinee), CURIOUS INCIDENT: February 10 (Matinee), SEX WITH STRANGERS: March 17 (Matinee), SWEENEY TODD: April 7 (Matinee)

Actors’ Forum
These people bring the story to life on stage by portraying the written characters through a variety of methods. Participate in a conversation and learn about character motivation and the relationships – on and off stage – that affect the story line.
FENCES: October 29, CURIOUS INCIDENT: February 18, SEX WITH STRANGERS: March 25, SWEENEY TODD: April 15