Let's Talk Series
Join us for our for post-show TALKBACKS with artists and AUDIENCES CONVERSATIONS moderated by MCC staff held following select performances and for SPECIAL EVENTS aimed at provoking conversation and public engagement.
Post-show Q & A’s launch you into a lively exchange of ideas with the artists, creative teams, and cast members who bring our productions to life. Ask a question or sit back and take in the moderated discussion. Together, you’ll explore the most essential questions raised by our work.
If you crave theater that demands your attention and continues to stir up conversations long after the performance has ended, you’re not alone. Audience Conversations are moderated by the MCC Talkback team and provide the space for people to come together to discuss, share, and unpack their experiences with our work.
Our monthly panel discussions bring together guest experts, community leaders, and peers to explore important issues relevant to our times or raised in our work. Panels are free and open to the public, even if you haven’t seen our work.
Twitter chats launch conversations inspired by our work online where everyone is welcome to join the discussion in their own unique way, even if you haven’t seen the work onstage. Ask a question. Retweet. Like. It’s up to you.
IANNE FIELDS STEWART
IANNE FIELDS STEWART
Ianne Fields Stewart (pronouns: they/them/she/her) is a Black queer nonbinary transfeminine New York-based storyteller working at the intersection of theatre and activism. When Ianne is not performing (their first love), Ianne continues to develop their theatrical consulting business which spans from talkback facilitation to teaching artistry to community outreach and organizing. Their work has taken them to MCC, LCT3, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Music Theatre Factory, NYC charter schools, and the Rose M. Singer Center on Riker’s Island. Ianne is also the founder of The Okra Project ( https://bit.ly/2P3lFGE ) which hires Black Trans chefs to cook healthy and culturally specific meals for Black Trans People in their homes or community centers if they’re experiencing homelessness.
Brandon Webster is a Brooklyn-based composer\dramaturg who focuses on writing new musicals that center black bodies in stories that skew both realistic and fantastical. Brandon is also the NYC Musical Theatre Editor for TheTheatreTimes; a global theatre portal that has published over 2,400 articles covering theatre in 80 countries and regions. BMI Musical Theater Workshop Alum Class of 2013. BA regular participant in the MTF POC Roundtable. 2017 MCC Theater Artistic Fellow and Student of Xavier University of Louisiana. Works include HEADLINES (2017), MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY (2019), METROPOLIS (2019)
THE ROBERT W. WILSON MCC THEATER SPACE
Our new home in Hell’s Kitchen allows us to deepen our mission and encourage greater collaboration among all of our ARTISTS, STUDENTS, and AUDIENCES.