1st Stage is excited to introduce a brand-new series of Community Conversations: Virtual Roundtable Discussions. In these six forums, we’ll get a chance to talk and share questions and thoughts with artists, actors, designers, musicians and directors about experiences they have faced as professional artists. Building on the success of this summer’s Community Conversations, the Virtual Roundtable Discussion will feature conversation between artists who will be speaking with each other on the topic for the first time. These artists are experts in their field, and will shed light on exciting and important topics in the American Theatre including parenting while working in theatre and reimaging the artistic landscape post COVID-19. Artists participating in the Virtual Roundtable Discussions include Debra Kim Sivigny, Bob Barlett, Ron OJ Parsons, José Carrasquillo, Thembi Duncan, and more. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
Registration for these free discussions is available now at www.1ststage.org.
About the Virtual Round Table Discussion Series:
A Designer’s View
The Challenges That Face Designers Who Identify as Female
October 10, 2020 2:00 PM
Redefining the Classics
Who and What Defines the Nature of Classical Theatre
October 17, 2020 2:00 PM
You’re Majoring in What?
The Journey to Become a Theatre Artist Against Your Parents’ Wishes October 24, 2020 2:00 PM
Waiting for Life to Begin!
Artists Re-Imagine Their Lives in Theatre Post COVID-19
October 31, 2020 2:00 PM
Theatre and Parenting
Raising Theatre Babies
November 7, 2020 2:00 PM
Music to My Ears
Musical Direction; The Other Sound Designer
November 14, 2020 2:00 PM
About 1st Stage:
1st Stage Theatre is an award-winning professional theatre in the heart of Tysons, Virginia. The company serves as a cultural hub for the community producing first-rate theatrical productions as well as hosting professional musicians, orchestras, and visual artists, and providing educational opportunities for the community. In 2020, 1st Stage was nominated for 18 Helen Hayes Awards, including Outstanding Production of a Play (The Brothers Size). Other awards include the American Theatre Wing National Theatre Company award, Last year, the company won 5 Helen Hayes Awards, including an Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical (Fly By Night). Additionally, 1st Stage is a member of the Catalogue for Philanthropy class of 2016-2017. In September 2016, The Wall Street Journal called 1st Stage “one of America’s most impressive smaller regional companies.” For more information, visit 1st Stage online at www.1ststage.org or follow the theater on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram