We strive to cultivate opportunities and experiences that deepen our connection to the works on stage and with each other. We welcome communities from all across New York City and beyond. A visit to MCC goes beyond taking in a show. Audience members are invited to continue to explore, expand, and grow through our discussions, creative workshops, and community-building events.
Join us for our for post-show TALKBACKS with artists and AUDIENCES CONVERSATIONS moderated by MCC staff after select performances and for FORUM DISCUSSIONS and events aimed at provoking conversation.
Post-show Talkbacks 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, we will dive deeper into the work with exclusive behind the scenes discussions with the artists who made it. Check out the show schedule to find out when our Cast Talkback and our Playwright and Director Talkback will take place.
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 take place directly after select shows and are moderated by the MCC Talkback team. They provide the space for people to come together to discuss, share, and unpack their experiences with our work.
FREE FORUMS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS
Our forum discussions bring together guest experts, community leaders, and peers to explore important issues relevant to our times or raised in our work. Forums and Community Events are free and open to the public, regardless of whether or not you have seen a performance.
See our calendar below or download here for a list of upcoming public engagement events!
*All dates and events are subject to change.
2023/24 Public Engagement Season
Join us for a season of public engagement events focused on activism, artistry, and agency.
Theater Criticism, Journalism & Advocacy Evening
MON, JAN 8 at 5:30 PM
Theater criticism holds substantial power in today’s industry, which heightens the need for diverse voices. We’re hosting a forum on the impact of theater journalism, the power of words, and how artists can become self-advocates.
Fact vs. Fiction Game & Community Night
SUN, JAN 28 at 4:30 PM
In the spirit of THE CONNECTOR, teams will battle in our twist on a trivia night with knowledge of pop culture, history, and current events to sort out real and fake news stories and ethics of storytelling.
Making Connections Youth Event for UNCENSORED
SAT, APR 27 at 5:30 PM
To celebrate UNCENSORED, we’re inviting fellow youth-serving cohorts into our space for community building, information sharing, and to show love to our Performance Lab Ensemble.
Jam Sessions at MCC Theater
Come hang in our lobby for a free pre-show jam session with local upcoming musicians in the styles of our new rock musical, THE LONELY FEW.
Artivist Town Hall
After a season-long exploration of ways to support and uplift artists, join us for a town hall focused on asking how we can build a better world for artists to create in.
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.