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.

Upcoming Panels

Panels for the 2021-2022 season will be announced in the early fall.
For more information about the upcoming production season, visit the SUNY New Paltz Theatre Department website.

Recent Panels

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Modern verse translation by Hansol Jung
Spring 2021

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

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

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

Avenue Q, music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whittye
Spring 2018

Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Spring 2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Fall 2017

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

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
Spring 2017