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Discover the artists and history behind Primary Trust in the Upstage Playgoer’s Guide. This guide includes interviews with members of the cast and creative team, an article on the function of “third places” in society, information on the loneliness epidemic in the US, discussion questions to get you thinking, and downloadable activities for teachers and students. 

Table of Contents

The Production

Learn about the context for the play and dig into the artistic choices made by the show's creative team.

Spotlight on Primary Trust
A Note from Interim Artistic Director Scott Ellis
Theatre Talk
The Third Place Onstage in Primary Trust
Plays About Small Town American Life 
Adult Loneliness—An Epidemic in Modern America
A Brief History of Tiki Bars
Glossary of Basic Banking Terms

The Artists

Insight from the artists involved in Primary Trust.

Interview with Playwright Eboni Booth
Interview with Actor William Jackson Harper
Interview with Actor April Matthis 

Your Response

Find discussion starters for before and after the show, as well as downloadable activities for students and teachers.



Discover past Roundabout productions in "From the Archives" and learn about careers in the theatre industry in “Career Spotlight.”

From the Archives: Primary Imagination
Career Spotlight: Payroll Manager


 Primary Trust Upstage Contributors

EDITORS Anna Morton
Leah Reddy
COORDINATOR Mariah-Lynn Andrews
WRITERS Mariah-Lynn Andrews
Annabel Heacock
Jason Jacobs
Kalina Ko
Tiffany Nixon
Jenna Craig
Alex Raby
Paul Brewster McGinley



This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.