Join Long Wharf Theatre in partnership Yale Schwarzman Center as we discuss why theatre is essential to a thriving democracy. This weekend conference-style event will feature artists, scholars, and neighbors as we dive into questions at the intersection of creativity and civic engagement. We will kick off the weekend with a keynote speech by one of the country’s leading artistic voices, then explore the ways our artistic tools build bridges in civic spaces, activate the stories of our communities, and impact positive change in our neighborhoods. Theater’s job is to humanize, and we must do our job with deep dedication in service to our country in this vital moment. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with both local and national artists, fostering connections and collaborations that transcend geographical boundaries and amplify the impact of our collective efforts. 

Keynote speakers, panelists, and performances will be announced soon. 

Paid parking in the Grove Street area.