WAM Theatre generally produces one to two main stage productions per year.  Our 2020 Season productions are ROE and THE THANKSGIVING PLAY.

Tuesday, November 24, 7 pm EST – Live talkback with members of the THE THANKSGIVING PLAY production team, including director Talya Kingston, who will answer your questions about the creative process and artistic choices that were made in presenting THE THANKSGIVING PLAY in digital format. Zoom link will be sent to those who have purchased THE THANKSGIVING PLAY tickets. Purchase tickets now.

Tuesday, November 10, 7 pm ESTPublic Conversation with MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota Nation). WAM Theatre audiences are invited to watch and pose questions to Larissa FastHorse (author of The Thanksgiving Play) as she engages with students enrolled in Contemporary Native American Performance, taught by Dr. Priscilla Marie Page (Wiyot heritage) at UMass, Amherst. Larissa FastHorse will address her experience of writing for and being presented by predominantly white regional theaters and her commitment to creating theater by and for Native audiences; two very separate endeavors in theater today. Local performance artist Jasmine Rochelle-Goodspeed of the Nipmuc nation will open the event by sharing excerpts from her play “1675”, a musical about King Philip’s War, centering on the tragedy of Deer Island, where hundreds of Native Americans were sent, with most eventually perishing. This event is co-produced by the UMass Fine Arts Center and the UMass Department of Theater. Free tickets can be reserved here

Saturday October 24Small group dialogues to deep dive into your personal experience of the play, to both reflect on and deepen your own core values and beliefs around abortion, and to listen to and deepen your understand of others’ core values and beliefs around it. These facilitated dialogues have been specially designed by Essential Partners.

Thursday October 22, 7 pm EDT – Live talkback with members of the ROE production team, including director Kristen van Ginhoven who will answer your questions about the creative process and artistic choices that were made in presenting ROE in digital format. Zoom link will be sent to those who have purchased ROE tickets. Purchase tickets now.

Saturday, October 10-Sunday, October 25, 2020  – Video conversation with WAM/ROE Scholar-In-Residence Dr. Laura Briggs (Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst) who will answer audience and company questions about the context of Roe v Wade and the state of reproductive justice today. Video link for this conversation will be sent to those who have purchased ROE tickets. Purchase tickets now.

We aim to open up our productions to all audiences by offering subsidized tickets for schools and social service groups, as well as community engagement activities such as panels, study guides and workshops (including professional development workshops for teachers) that allow multiple access points to the world of the play and expand the conversations the play begins.

If you are interested in arranging subsidized tickets for your school or community group, please contact: talya@wamtheatre.com

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    ROE

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    THE THANKSGIVING PLAY

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