Pre & Post-show Talks

Engage with Performances: Pre & Post-Show Talks

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 and post-show talks 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.

2019/20 Pre & Post-show talks:

NOBUNTU
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019 at 7pm

Are you curious how Nobuntu is changing the African music scene? Join us for a pre-show talk with the musicians at 7pm in Talley Student Union, Room 3285.

CONTRA-TIEMPO
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2019 at 7pm

Step inside the mind of choreographer and artistic director to learn what goes into an ambitious community-created project. Join us for a pre-show talk with Ana Maria Alvarez at 7pm in Talley Student Union, Room 3285.

NELLA
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019 at 7pm

Find out what makes this young singer tick, from working with world class film directors to touring the world. Join us for a pre-show talk with Nella at 7pm in Talley Student Union, Room 3222.

MARCUS ROBERTS & THE MODERN JAZZ GENERATION
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020 at 7pm

What does it take to pull jazz into the next generation? Come hear members of the band talk about their history together and the future of America’s art form. Join us for a pre-show talk at 7pm in Talley Student Union, Room 3222.