The Theatre promotes learning at all ages by inviting general audiences to engage with the language and ideas of classic works through its free and low-cost Humanities Programs, which operate under the guidance of its Council of Scholars, six distinguished academics with expertise in a variety of humanities disciplines. The Theatre’s TFANA TALKS are a post-show discussion series with the productions’ creative teams and eminent scholars. Two to three TFANA TALKS are scheduled during each production during the season. The events are free and open to the public.


Join us for our free post-show conversations with artists and scholars that will take place after the matinee performances on April 07, April 14, April 15, and a special post-show conversation after the Friday, April 13 evening performance.

The TFANA Talk on April 7 will feature Council of Scholars member Gail Kern Paster in conversation with actors Kelley Curran (Hermione), Mahira Kakkar (Paulina), and Nicole Rodenburg (Perdita)

The TFANA Talk on Friday, April 13 will feature TFANA’s Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz in conversation with Gregory Doran (Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and director of King Lear currently playing at BAM’s Harvey Theatre) and director Arin Arbus.  The conversation will focus on The Winter’s Tale and King Lear and the two directors experience working on both plays.  This TFANA Talk will take place following the Friday evening performance.

The TFANA Talk on April 14 will feature Council of Scholars member Rich McCoy with director Arin Arbus, Mahira Kakkar (Paulina), and Anatol Yusef (Leontes)

The TFANA Talk on April 15 will feature author Alex Mar (“Love in the Time of Robots,” Wired Magazine) and Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl (In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)) in a conversation with Jeremy Ying moderated by TFANA’s Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz about the Pygmalion myth, androids, and more.

Pictured: (above) Sarah Ruhl in conversation with John Lahr; (below) Maggie Lacey with Ayanna Thompson.