How Theater Serves Community (cont’d): The Purpose of a Public Theater
Friday 4/21 at 5:00 eastern time
Community Gathering on Zoom - register with the bright red reservation box to receive the Zoom link. These gatherings are a service for the theater community and are offered free for TRU members; we ask that non-members help keep us running by making a donation or joining as a member.
In the room: Raymond Bobgan, artistic director of the Cleveland Public Theatre, founded in 1981; and Jim Frangione, artistic director of the Great Barrington Public Theatre, founded in 2019, a year before COVID. What makes a theater "public" and how do these two very different companies fulfill their mission and engage their communities? And what were the lessons of shutdown that they are taking into the future?