Public Programs for ROZ AND RAY

Public Programs is an event series designed to enhance your experience by exploring themes and issues in Victory Gardens’ plays. Connecting our theater to the world beyond the stage and rehearsal room, Public Programs bridge ideas, provoke dialogue, and deepen the relationship between our audiences and our productions.
Public Programs at Victory Gardens


AFTERWORDS

Post-­Show Conversation
After every performance of ROZ AND RAY (unless otherwise noted)

Join us for one of our intimate post-show conversations.

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(HER)STORY: A CELEBRATION OF PLAYWRIGHTS

November 15 | Tuesday | 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Pre-Show Celebration | Post-Show Conversation

Join us for this industry night pre-show celebration and raise a glass to the brilliant women, trans, and gender non-conforming playwrights of our time. Then, stay for a special post show conversation breaking open the trials and tribulations of navigating the patriarchy in the American theater.

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A CONVERSATION WITH KAREN HARTMAN

November 16 | Wednesday | Following the performance of​ ROZ & RAY
Post-Show Conversation

Stick around for this insightful post-show conversation as Director of New Play Development Isaac Gomez chats with playwright Karen Hartman about the process and inspiration in writing Roz and Ray.

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WORLD AIDS DAY: ART & HEALING

November 30 | Wednesday | 7:30 p.m.
Off-night Event | Center on Halsted

Join us in partnership with the Center on Halsted for this World AIDS Day panel conversation breaking open the HIV/AIDS crisis in conversation with the art created from those events.

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WORLD AIDS DAY: THEN & NOW

December 1 | Thursday | 6:00 p.m.
Pre-Show Gallery Exhibit & Reception

Beauty. Sex. Loss. Courage. Politics. Join us for this joint World AIDS Day event in partnership with ART AIDS AMERICA CHICAGO, a groundbreaking exhibition that underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art.

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ENCUENTRO: GROWING PAINS

December 2 | Friday | 6:30 p.m.
Pre-Show Celebration | Post-Show Conversation

In partnership with Victory Gardens’ Encuentro event, join us for a pre-show reception and then stick around for a riveting post-show conversation hosted by Jorge Valdivia breaking open a conversation on children living with hemophilia.

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MODERN MEDICINE

December 3 | Saturday | Following the performance of ROZ ​ & RAY
Pre-Show Celebration | Post-Show Panel Conversation

Stick around for this epic post-show conversation hosted by the American Medical Women’s Association as women in medicine break open a conversation centering on themes resonating in Karen Hartman’s medical drama Roz and Ray.

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OUTLOUD: STILL HERE

December 7 | Wednesday | 6:30 p.m.
Post-Show Panel Discussion

Join us for this riveting post-show conversation as activists, scholars, and many others break stigmas and speak their truth.

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A QUESTION OF ETHICS

December 8 | Thursday | Following the performance of​ ROZ & RAY
Post-Show Panel Conversation

Join us for a post-show conversation that tackles one of the most prominent human controversies: a question of ethics.

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FACTOR 8

December 9 | Friday | Following the performance of​ ROZ & RAY
Post-Show Panel Conversation

Join us for this special post-show conversation demystifying myths and shedding light on hemophilia in America today.

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