Meiyin Wang, Producing Director at The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center with Philip Bither, McGuire Director and Senior Curator, Performing Arts at Walker Arts Center. Photo by Josh Olson.

Artists in Conversation offers a uniquely intimate look at playwrights and their process. Formally launched in 2020, this program is built on our sold-out Public Discussion series from years past. Artists in Conversation goes very much off-script, allowing audiences direct access to artists who share their behind-the-scenes thoughts on process, the craft, the field, and the world. Past conversations have featured acclaimed theater artists such as Migdalia Cruz, Heather Raffo, Daniel Alexander Jones, José Rivera, and Paula Vogel, among others.




Finding Ways Forward

Featuring Lucas Baisch, Mona Mansour, Alice Tuan, and James Anthony Tyler

Tuesday, February 22 · 7:00 CST - View recording here

During these challenging, isolating, and often fractured times, how can we conjure inspiration and focus our creativity toward new artistic work? Join Jerome Fellow Lucas Baisch, affiliated writers Mona Mansour and Alice Tuan, and core writer James Anthony Tyler for a frank conversation with some of the country’s most dynamic writers about what they do when they’re stuck and the ways they’ve envisioned a path forward.


Healthy Creation Space

Featuring Amrita Ramanan, Ann C. James, and Rachel Bonds

Wednesday, December 15 · 7:00 pm CST · View recording here

As we return to creating theater together again, how can we be mindful of the process we want to foster? How can we create a healthy, vibrant, and more equitable workspace so that we can thrive as artistic collaborators? What values do we want to guide us and what practices should we consider or change?

Artists in Conversation Dates To Be Announced