We returned Sunday from our first venture into the Boston Theater scene. The week-long tour – including performances, panel discussions, and workshops – was a huge success.
Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage was the centerpiece of the tour, serving as a springboard and catalyst for panel and post-show discussions by some of the most prominent theatre names in Boston.
The featured discussion – “How Does Live Theatre Help to Heal Our Culture” – was hosted by our director Sr. Danielle Dwyer, CJ, and included Joyce Kulhawik (President, Boston Theatre Critics Association), Jared Bowen (Executive Arts Editor and Host, WGBH), Georgia Lyman (Award-winning Boston Actress), Julie Hennrikus (Executive Director, StageSource), and Fr. Thomas Kane (Boston College). The subject was very relevant given recent national events, and in the wake of the Boston marathon bombing.The conversation was vibrant, heartfelt, and fascinating.
Throughout the rest of the week, each performance was followed by a post-show discussion led by theater educators from Boston’s leading colleges and universities. The actors, professors and audience would circle up and discuss the themes and challenges that God of Carnage presents.
During the day we had the opportunity to conduct workshops with local schools- working on Tom Sawyer and also helping students prepare for auditions.
We made some friends in the Boston theatre community and were warmly welcomed into many discussions and plans for the future. Thank you to all who gave support and encouragement for this time.
To see galleries and links to the panel discussion click here