Hudson Valley Writing Project

Current Conversations
The Department of Theatre Arts Mainstage Productions and the School of Education at SUNY New Paltz present Current Conversations in Theatre and Education. Join us for pre-show panels and talkbacks featuring SUNY New Paltz faculty and K-12 teachers from the Hudson Valley Writing Project. Panelists will discuss how each play speaks to our current cultural landscape while also considering what lessons it holds for students of all ages.


Current Conversations 2020-2021

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, translated by Hansol Jung
April 17-18 and April 20, 2021
Panel discussion 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. (time TBD)
Showtime 8 p.m. (time TBD)

Past Panels

Henry V by William Shakespeare
Fall 2019
Co-presented with the SUNY New Paltz English Department

for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange
Spring 2019
Study guide developed with the SUNY New Paltz Theatre Department

Into the Woods, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine
Fall 2018

Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Spring 2018

To Kill a Mockingbird by Christopher Sergel, based on the novel by Harper Lee
Fall 2017