On the third Sunday of every play during our regular season we offer our Sunday Symposium, an in-depth discussion about the themes of the play, with interesting and knowledgable panel members, moderated by a member of our artistic staff.  Free and open to the public, these discussions provide further exploration and different perspectives on each of our plays.

2017-2018 Season:

  • SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS 09/17/17. Dr. Peg Oliveira, Founder and Executive Director of 108 Monkeys, a non-profit yoga service organization.
  • FIREFLIES 10/29/17. Matthew Barber, Tony nominated playwright of Fireflies and Enchanted April.
  • THE CHOSEN  12/10/17. 
  • OFFICE HOUR  02/04/18. 
  • CROWNS  05/06/18.

2016-2017 Season:

  • METEOR SHOWER 10/16/16. Christopher Semk, Assistant Professor, Department of French, Yale University
  • OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY 12/11/16. Jennifer Klein, Professor of History, Yale University
  • ENDGAME  1/22/17. Catherine Sheehy,  Chair Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Yale University
  • NAPOLI, BROOKLYN  3/5/17. Laura Wexler, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Yale University
  • SMART PEOPLE  4/2/17. Clara Wilkins, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Wesleyan University and Collin Leach, Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut.
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM IN NEW YORK  5/21/17. Adam Gopnik, Writer of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, and staff writer at The New Yorker 

2014-2015 Season:

  • OUR TOWN - with special guest Donald Margulies, moderated by 
    Gordon Edelstein
  • PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE - with special guest Barry Nalebuff, moderated by Eric Ting
  • FOREVER - with special guest Dael Orlandersmith, moderated by Elizabeth Nearing
  • BAD JEWS - with special guest Rabbi Michael Farbman of Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven, moderated by Elizabeth Nearing
  • brownsville song (b-side for tray) - with special guests Erik Clemons of ConnCAT and Joe Brummer of Community Mediation, Inc., moderated by Eric Ting
  • THE SECOND MRS WILSON - with Patrick Cohrs, Yale University Associate Professor of History & International Relations and special guest playwright Joe DiPietro, moderated by Elizabeth Nearing

2013-2014 Season:

  • THE LAST FIVE YEARS - with James Sampliner, moderated by
    Elizabeth Nearing
  • THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRD - with Athol Fugard, moderated by Gordon Edelstein
  • 4000 MILES - with Amy Herzog, Zoaunne LeRoy, and Micah Stock, moderated by Elizabeth Nearing
  • THE CONSULTANT - with Bruce Tulgan, moderated by Eric Ting
  • FENCES - with Elizabeth Alexander and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins,
    moderated by Eric Ting


Made possible in part by a grant from 
CT Humanities