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. The series brings audiences together with artists who share their behind-the-scenes thoughts on their 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.

Participants, topics, and times will be announced throughout the year.




Featuring Franky Gonzalez, AriDy Nox, and Andrew Rosendorf

Monday, May 15, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. CDT - View recording here.

Join us for a conversation with the three writers featured in this year's PlayLabs Festival of New PlaysFranky GonzalezAriDy Nox, and Andrew Rosendorf, joined by Playwrights' Center's interim Associate Artistic Director Pirronne Yousefzadeh, will dive into the relationship between story and form, discuss the ways new play development can support nonlinear storytelling, and explore the connection between radical narratives and radical experimentations with form. 


For Love of Theater

Featuring Idris Goodwin and Lynde Rosario

Thursday, March 30, 2023 · 7:00 p.m. CT · View recording here.

When negativity abounds, artists share joy. We invite you to celebrate with us! Join playwright Idris Goodwin, and dramaturg Lynde Rosario in conversation about the things they love most about making theater in the world today. 

This event is hosted in partnership with Dramatists Guild Foundation, as part of the Roe Green Visiting Voices program, connecting dramatists to regional theater institutions to host educational writing sessions. For more info, visit


Beyond the Box

Featuring Katie Bender, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, and Drew Paryzer

Thursday, February 16, 2023 · 7:00 p.m. CST · View recording here.

From VR to magic to explorations of time, join us to hear from three writers who are pushing their own creative boundaries to create new theatrical experiences. Affiliated Writers Katie Bender and Drew Paryzer and Core Writer Mashuq Mushtaq Deen will talk about exploring form and process in ways that stretch their usual work modes.


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