Special Events

In addition to plays, we also want to engage with our audiences with mocktail hours, play announcement parties, panels featuring playwrights and theatre artists who are currently working in American theatre today, and so much more.

Past Events

Surviving American Theatre: a frank and honest discussion featuring Adrienne Dawes, Candrice Jones, and Stacey Rose will be moderated by Rachel Lynett on September 5 at 6 p.m. central/7 p.m. eastern time on Zoom.

Surviving American Theatre: A Frank & Honest Discussion

September 5 at 6 p.m. central / 7 p.m. eastern

The panel will discuss what it means to survive and thrive in theatre as Black women playwrights, hard lessons learned along the way, and hope for what the American theatre can learn from the pandemic. Audience members will be able to ask questions during the Q&A portion of the event.

Tickets are available for $15 via Eventbrite; ticket sales will close at noon on September 5. Season subcribers do not need to buy a ticket for this event. For security purposes, your name on Zoom must match the name on your ticket. There are no refunds for this event — if you cannot make it, please let us know in advance if someone else will be using your tickets, so that we can know to let them into the meeting.

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, please download the app at Zoom.us and get acquainted before the event, as we will not have time to troubleshoot once the event begins. For the best view on a phone, tablet, or desktop, choose Gallery View so that you can see all panelists.


Adrienne Dawes is a playwright, producer, and teaching artist originally from Austin, TX. She has been an Alice Judson Hayes Fellow (Ragdale Foundation), a Literary Fellow at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, and a NALAC Fund for the Arts grantee. Adrienne is a member of the Dramatists Guild, ScriptWorks, and a company member of Salvage Vanguard Theater. Follow her work online at www.adriennedawes.com or @heckleher

Candrice Jones is a playwright, poet, and educator from Dermott, Arkansas. Candrice writes love letters for and to women of the American South. Candrice is a VONA Playwriting alum and CalArts Critical Studies MFA recipient. She is the author of the full-length play, Crackbaby (2010 Wasserstein Prize Nomination) and FLEX (developed at the 2020 Humana Festival of New American Plays). She has been a resident fellow at Ground Floor housed by the Berkeley Rep, the Bay Area Playwrights’ Festival, and MacDowell’s Colony of the Arts. She is scheduled to be a resident playwright at Djerassi’s Colony of the Arts in the fall of 2020. Candrice, lives and works in Minneapolis where she has received a 2019-20 Many Voices Fellowship and a 2020-21 Jerome Fellowship from The Playwrights’ Center.

Stacey Rose hails from Elizabeth, NJ and Charlotte NC respectively. Her work has been presented at: The Fire This Time Festival, The Lark, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, National Black Theatre, Pillsbury House Theater, Barrington Stage Company, and Kansas City Rep. Stacey has held fellowships/residencies with The Dramatists Guild, The Playwrights’ Center, Sundance Theatre Lab, The Goodman Theatre, The Civilians, and Tofte Lake Center. She had two plays featured on the 2019 Kilroys list, with a third listed as an honorable mention. Her play Legacy Land was on the 2020 Kilroys list. Stacey is a recipient of a 2019 Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Womens Commissioning Grant in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre. She is currently a staff writer for 9-1-1 on Fox. Stacey’s work celebrates and explores Blackness, Black identity, Black history, body politics, and the dilemma of life as the “other.”

Rachel Lynett is a queer Afro-Latine playwright. All of her plays are dark comedies that center on queer people of color and how they attempt to navigate through the various complexities of their existence. Her plays have been featured at Barrington Stage Company, Theatre Lab, Theatre Prometheus, Florida Studio Theatre, Laughing Pig Theatre Company, Capital Repertory Theatre, Teatro Espejo, the Kennedy Center Page to Stage festival, Theatresquared, Equity Library Theatre, Chicago, Talk Back Theatre, American Stage Theatre Company, and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre.

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