Sunday, March 3 at 4:30pm

After the performance on Sunday, March 3, join us for this one-hour panel discussion with experts on the theme of the play, moderated by Notes from the Field assistant dramaturg Camille Rose Pugliese and featuring these esteemed guest panelists:

Kelvin Briggs is a passionate advocate for social justice, leveraging his journey to inspire change and empower others. Born and raised in a community marked by inequality and systemic injustice, Kelvin faced numerous challenges early in life. However, instead of succumbing to adversity, he chose to confront it head-on, catalyzing a transformational journey that has become a beacon of hope for many. Kelvin is a Certified Gang Specialist in K-12 schools Probation and Parole.

Ali-Reza Mirsajadi is a scholar, director/dramaturg, and activist in the Chicago area. They are an Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies at The Theatre School at DePaul University, and their work focuses on Middle Eastern, Trans, and Black performance and dramatic literature. They hold an M.A. and Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies from Tufts University, and their scholarship on verbatim and documentary theatre has been presented at conferences across the U.S. Reza is co-editing and translating an anthology of contemporary Iranian plays that will be published in 2025, and they are also working on a monograph titled, Performing the Polyseme: Theatre and Ambiguity in Post-Revolutionary Iran.

This Sunday Scholars discussion will last approximately one hour and is FREE and open to the public. If you would like to attend but are not attending the show that day, please arrive by 4:30pm and you can enter the theatre once the performance concludes. Questions? Call the Box Office at 773.281.8463 x6.