Discussions

Engage with Performances: Pre-Show Events and Discussions

What and who inspires an artist? How does their work and aesthetic evolve? Does the audience have a role in the creative process? These and other intriguing questions and topics are examined in pre-show discussions hosted by NC State LIVE.

Led by educators, critics, leading experts—and sometimes the artists themselves—these engaging conversations enrich the performance experience and illustrate the artistic, social, political or personal aspects of the artist’s work.

This year’s discussion lineup promises enriching and entertaining preludes to many of the NC State LIVE mainstage performances of the season. We invite you to enjoy these stimulating conversations in comfortable spaces conveniently located near the theatres. Simply show up to join the conversation.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Clark at 919.513.3052 or stephanie_clark@ncsu.edu if you have questions about our pre-show discussions or events.

2016-2017 pre-show discussions


An Evening with Martin and Langston
Date: Friday, September 16 at 7pm
Location: Talley Student Union, Coastal Ballroom
Speaker: Dr. Jason Miller, NC State professor

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
Date: Saturday, October 22 at 7pm
Location: Talley Student Union, Room 3222
Speaker: Dr. Lonnie Smith

Billy Childs: Reimagining Laura Nyro
Date: Saturday, November 19 at 7pm
Location: Talley Student Union, Room 3222
Speaker: Billy Childs

Camille A. Brown & Dancers – Black Girl: Linguistic Play
Date: Saturday, February 25 at 7pm
Location: Talley Student Union, Room 3222
Speaker: Andrea E. Woods Valdés, Duke University Associate Professor of Dance and Artistic Director of SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods & Dancers.

The Nile Project
Date: Wednesday, March 15 at 6:30pm
Location: Talley Student Union, Room 3222
Speaker: Mina Girgis, Co-founder of The Nile Project

Aquila Theatre – The Trojan War: Our Warrior Chorus
Date: Thursday, March 30 at 7pm
Location: Talley Student Union, Room 3222
Speaker: Aquila Theatre company member

Black Grace
Date: Tuesday, April 11 at 7pm
Location: Talley Student Union, Room 3222
Speaker: Neil Ieremia, Artistic Director