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.



For Love of Theater

Featuring Idris Goodwin and Lynde Rosario

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

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.


Finding Ways Forward

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

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 · 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.


Upcoming Conversations
Idris Goodwin, Lynde Rosario
A pink and orange banner with photos of Lynde Rosario, Dramaturg and Director of Fellowship Programs, and Idris Goodwin, Affiliated Writer, & the text Artists in Conversation: For Love of Theater, presented in partnership with Dramatists Guild Foundation
Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. CST