Through Disgraced, Milwaukee Rep will discuss the complexities of navigating identity – the factors and decisions that define who you are, the pressures that make you question who you are, and the forces that change who you are. Join us in a city-wide conversation with discussion-based programming after EVERY performance of Disgraced.
Learn More about Community Conversations for Disgraced
“What’s always moved me most about the theater is its capacity to build community. It’s a communal experience. By definition. In an age of virtuality, it requires presence. The presence of performers, of an audience. At its best, theater creates a sense of shared experience in a way no other art form can and sparks a conversation in a way no other art form can”.
– Ayad Akhtar, Disgraced playwright
What are Community Conversations?
An integral part of our productions is the active participation of the larger community in the life of the production; an extension of conversation about the play’s themes beyond the production itself.
Community conversations following select performances deepen the audience’s engagement with the themes, topics, and ideas of Rep productions to create meaningful dialogue that leads to positive change.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“These strangers-turned-neighbors became the people I could now pray for; they now had a face and name; you started the process of our commonality. In my 25-plus years of attending the Rep, this had the most impact. Thank you to ALL those involved.”
“We don’t often get to meet others who are different from us, but are willing to be vulnerable.”
“We had a wonderful diverse group who shared experiences, not just opinions.”
“These discussions allow for discourse between demographics that would not otherwise happen.”
American Song Act II