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Public Forum: CIVIC SALONS

Public Forum: CIVIC SALONS

Joe’s Pub
Sunday, September 16 at 12pm
Sunday, October 14 at 7pm
Sunday, November 18 at 12pm


Free and open to all

In a climate of divisiveness and seclusion, Public Forum is opening its doors to invite audiences to join us every month for CIVIC SALONS: a monthly gathering where we can come together in the spirit of community to nurture our minds and our bodies. Each month will feature a different theme and different participants who will bring readings, songs, and a keynote address–all chosen in the hopes of inspiring civic engagement and social change.

Public Forum: ANOTHER ELECTION NIGHT HOOTENNANY

Public Forum: ANOTHER ELECTION NIGHT HOOTENNANY

Joe’s Pub
Tuesday, November 6 at 8pm

Come spend Election Night 2018 with Public Forum as we take over Joe’s Pub with live performances, updates, projections, debates, diatribes, analyses, and more for Public Forum: ANOTHER ELECTION NIGHT HOOTENANNY. A hotly contested midterm should make for a riveting night of political theater and theatrical politics, with special guests stopping by to say their piece, perform a song, or even just color in a big map – join us for the whole evening!

Public Forum: ANOTHER ELECTION NIGHT HOOTENNANY
Public Forum: THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER

Public Forum: THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER

Joe’s Pub
Sunday, December 9 at 7pm

Public Forum’s holiday tradition returns! Join a new cast, including author Heidi Julavits and Thornton Wilder’s nephew & literary executor Tappan Wilder, as the Bayard family experiences one hundred years of Christmas dinners, experiencing triumph and heartbreak, birth and death, and a changing world – while some things, like family and tradition, forever remain constant.

About Public Forum

About Public Forum

The Public Theater’s Public Forum is a space where art, ideas, and action collide. Public Forum creates exciting opportunities for communities to engage deeply with current events, explosive ideas, and the most pressing questions of our time. We energize civic responsibility by inviting people from all backgrounds to share, converse, and connect with each other in person and digitally.

Public Forum hosts one-night-only events, special performances, post-show discussions, and town hall conversations, as well as programming curated with the Public Shakespeare Initiative.

Additional Public Forum programming includes Artist Talkbacks, Audience Conversations, Speaker Series panels, and the online resource Digiturgy. In Artist Talkbacks, members of the cast and creative team will take questions from the audience about the show and their process following selected performances during the season. Speaker Series presents 20-to-30-minute panel discussions after the performance with experts discussing a topic from the show and Audience Conversations feature a member of The Public’s artistic staff leading the audience in a conversation with each other about the show and its themes and ideas.

Learn more about the Speaker Series for EVE'S SONG on Thursday, November 1 and for WILD GOOSE DREAMS on Tuesday, November 13.

About Public Forum
Digiturgy

Digiturgy

Public Forum brings the larger conversations of The Public’s stages online as well with Digiturgy, an online resource exploring the themes and ideas of The Public’s plays via byte-sized digital content— photos, links, songs, videos, GIFs, and more—pulled together to make a collage of information and experiences that extends beyond the edge of the stage.

Engage with Digiturgy