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.

We are now happy to offer them to you here on our website.

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