Packing Post-show Discussion Guests Announced

Thursday, November 14, 11:39 PM written by AFT Theatre

At About Face Theatre, we believe in the power of theatre to connect to our lives in essential ways and to spark dialogue about topics that matter most in our communities – so Let’s Talk!

For Packing, we are have created conversation series is designed to examine different themes in the show and open up space for sharing stories and new ideas. We are grateful to these special guests who will be guiding the conversations and helping us to reflect on the ways that Scott Bradley’s journey portrayed onstage intersects with other life odysseys in our community.

Thursday, November 21: Reimagining Masculinities

Social expectations around gender get communicated in subtle and overt ways from the time we are very young. Join us after the show for a lively conversation with Dr. S Simmons, where we’ll discuss how those expectations get set, methods for repairing the harm of gender policing, and all of the ways we can begin to reimagine masculinity.

Sunday, November 24: Living Out Loud

Performing true life stories on stage requires a strong combination of courage and craft. Join producer and storyteller Ada Cheng for a reflective and informative conversation about translating personal experience into performance and what it takes to speak your truth out loud.

Sunday, December 1: Inclusive Ministries and Healing

Oppression or judgemental language stemming from religion is unfortunately an all-too-common experience for members of the LGBTQ community. These experiences can lead people down many paths, including a search for more holistic and affirming connections. Please join Rev. Rich Havard from the Inclusive Collective for an exploration of the many roads to healing and building a healthy spiritual life.

Learn more about Packing and the guests in this discussion series on the Packing show page.