Community Conversations is a pilot program that aims to foster reflection, conversation, and connection, striving to deepen audience members experience with the play and to each other. This format is intended to create space for audience members to share their experience, building a sense of mutual understanding and therefore, a stronger Roundabout community.
Community Conversations are free and open to all who attend the performance.
The following describes the post-performance process:
Immediately following the show, an announcement will be made inviting patrons to attend the Community Conversation.
Patrons who wish to partake will transition to the lobby where Roundabout Teaching Artists will welcome them to join a conversation circle. Participants will have an opportunity to get to know their group over a light snack.
Roundabout Teaching Artists will host small group conversations that will last 20 minutes.
Participants will be invited to fill out a post-conversation survey.
It is our hope that connections formed in the small groups will continue to grow beyond the moderated conversations. To facilitate this, the lobby will remain open after the event for those who would like to stick around and get to know their fellow participants more.
Roundabout’s Community Conversations was inspired by Milwaukee Repertory Theatre’s Community Conversations: Act II
These programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.