Category Archives: Community Engagement

Crowns: Juicy Questions for Conversation and Reflection

  It’s astonishing how many layers of meaning can fit underneath a hat. Crowns delves deep into the ways in which we care for ourselves and find connections, and my juicy questions do the same: 1. What is a “hat” in your life? Is there any article of clothing that holds a deeper meaning for… Continue reading →

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BASKERVILLE: Juicy Questions for Conversation and Reflection

After two fairly heavy shows at Long Wharf, it felt good to laugh through “Baskerville.” To let go. To relax in the darkness of the theater and the imagined danger of a legendary hound. I was drawn in by the wild, windswept moor, something of a staple of British literature, and my juicy questions all… Continue reading →

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OFFICE HOUR: Juicy Questions for Conversation and Reflection

“Office Hour” is a play that makes you question reality, exploding a moment and its infinite possibilities. It made me question my own life, and the connections, choices and chances that have whittled out my one path from all the branching options. I am grateful that nothing in my life approaches the severity of the… Continue reading →

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‘Office Hour’ Reading List

Thanks to the New Haven Free Public Library for curating the Micro-Branch in our lobby for Office Hour. Stop and take a look at these titles before or after the show. Find one you like? Check out one of these books with our Box Office using any CT library card then simply return it to… Continue reading →

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THE CHOSEN: Juicy Questions for Conversation and Reflection

Each person I brought to see “The Chosen” followed a different thread to the heart of the play: traditions tested by modern ideas; divisions not between but within faiths; tough love. But in a play so full of words and ideas, it was the silence that ended up speaking to me in the loudest voice…. Continue reading →

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FIREFLIES: Juicy Questions for Conversation and Reflection

“Fireflies” is a play rich with themes. Trust. Judgement. Certainty. Freedom. Dreams. Big ideas that resonate in all of our lives, just as they define the characters on stage. What I’m dying to know is how my friends and family connect with these themes, both in the play and in their own experience. Here are… Continue reading →

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Small Mouth Sounds: Juicy Questions for Conversation and Reflection

After watching an impressive preview of “Small Mouth Sounds” through the Community Ambassador Program, I plan to bring a group to see the show later this month. I look forward to the conversation it sparks as I have some questions I’m dying to ask my companions. The themes of this show are primarily introspective and… Continue reading →

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‘Small Mouth Sounds’ Reading List

Thanks to the New Haven Free Public Library for curating the Micro-Branch in our lobby for Small Mouth Sounds. Stop and take a look at these titles before or after the show. Find one you like? Check out one of these books with our Box Office using any CT library card then simply return it… Continue reading →

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Theatre Community Shines A Light

Ghostlights carry a somewhat magical reputation in the theatre community. For the superstitious, the ritual of placing a naked bulb in a darkened theatre after every performance is a time-honored way to ensure that ghosts and general bad karma stay far away from their company of actors and crew members. For the more pragmatically minded,… Continue reading →

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Every 28 Hours: New Haven

“Michael Brown! Trayvon Martin! Eric Garner! Sandra Bland! Walter Scott!” Connecticut native Onyeka Obiocha gasped out these all too familiar names to a charged crowd in Long Wharf Theatre’s Stage II on Friday night. He stood on stage reciting these names while 70 other performers whispered in support of the thousands of black people killed… Continue reading →

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