Talk Back Theatre

Talk Back Theatre

Talk Back Theatre formerly produced two staged readings per season, one in the spring and one in the fall. We selected plays for reading through an open call for submissions.

These readings were the artistic centerpiece of a community conversation around important, pertinent issues. Once a play was selected, TBT brought together community leaders and topic experts to support a community...
Talk Back Theatre formerly produced two staged readings per season, one in the spring and one in the fall. We selected plays for reading through an open call for submissions.

These readings were the artistic centerpiece of a community conversation around important, pertinent issues. Once a play was selected, TBT brought together community leaders and topic experts to support a community conversation around the play and the questions it raises. Each reading featured a talkback panel after the performance to help spark the discussion with audience members. Our staged readings were free and open to the public, with the option to make a donation of any amount.

After some major changes for the Talk Back Theatre team, we shifted gears going into 2020 to offer a playwriting prize, so we can continue to seek out fresh stories about important issues.

Recommended by Talk Back Theatre

  • 'Rain on Fire
    8 Dec. 2020
    Talk Back Theatre is please to endorse 'RAIN ON FIRE, winner of our 2020 Playwriting Prize. This play stood out to us in a sea of hundreds as an example of a play that grapples with challenging issues while remaining, at its core, a story about people. Delicately balancing humor and grief, seriousness and playfulness, expectations and surprises, 'RAIN ON FIRE engages the audience through a cast of genuinely real people, exploring the strengths and weaknesses of their character and their connections to one another.