Conversations With… @ the St. Germain Stage

Join us for a cup of coffee and inspiring discussions at these FREE events

Thanks for joining us for our 2016 Conversations With… series!

The Magic of Creating a Musical- From Commission to World Premiere

Join Lyricist and Bookwriter Eric Price and Composer Joel Waggoner as they discuss the process of combining story, song, magic, and choreography to tell one family’s story.

The Power of Drama in Discussing Social Issues

Join Playwright Christopher Demos-Brown as he discusses how race and bias affected his writing of American Son and how he hopes the ideas in the play will encourage an open and meaningful dialogue in the community.

The Pressure Cooker Young People Face in Order to Get into College

Getting into college is now a full-contact sport. Playwright Jiehae Park will let you know how she translated this intense process for the stage to both comedic and dramatic effect.

How Blaxploitation Films Led Them to Create Broadway Bounty Hunter

Three best friends- Composer/Lyricist/ Bookwriter Joe Iconis and Bookwriters Lance Rubin and Jason SweetTooth Williams– writing a show together for the first time, Annie Golden, Kung fu, drug lords… there’s got to be a great story about how this all came together!

Politics Then (1921) and Now: So Much Has Changed… Or Has It? 

Playwright Mark St. Germain will discuss the personalities and hubris of presidential candidates in 1921 and how history repeats itself…

Discussing Different Methods of Communication in Deaf Culture

The panel will consist of noted Broadway ASL Interpreter, Candace Broecker Penn, Pittsfield native Karran Larson, a Case Manager for the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Educator and Certified Deaf Interpreter, Christopher Tester. The panel will discuss lip-reading versus signing and why the Deaf Community’s debate over communication is such a hot topic.

The event will be ASL-interpreted by Trudy Gilbert, Chris Matthews, and Joan Wattman.

While all Conversations With… events are free, reservations are highly recommended.

All seating is general admission. Call the Box Office at 413-236-8888.