Conversation Series

Enrich your understanding and appreciation for theatre: attend a Conversation Series event. 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.

Check out the calendar to see what show dates have conversation event opportunities.

Please note: all dates subject to change or cancellation.

Learn more about each of these free conversation events:

Making the Play
Join a member of the KC Rep artistic staff to engage in conversation about the show. These conversations take place before a performance.

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. These conversations take place after the show.

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?” These conversations take place after the show.

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. These conversations take place after the show.

KCRep Conversation Series are underwritten in part by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is supported in part by the City of Kansas City, MO Neighboorhood Tourism Development Fund and the Copaken Family Fund.

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