Join the director and writer as they reflect on their production of Downstate.
Pam MacKinnon is the Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She is a Tony Award winning director for Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Steppenwolf, Arena Stage and Broadway) and an Obie Award winning and Tony nominated director for Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park (Playwrights Horizons- world premiere- Mark Taper Forum, Broadway). Pam is also the president of the executive board of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a nationwide U.S. labor union.
Bruce Norris’ plays include A Parallelogram, The Qualms, The Infidel, Purple Heart, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, The Pain and the Itch and The Unmentionables at Steppenwolf; Domesticated at Lincoln Center; and The Low Road at the Royal Court Theatre. Norris’ play Clybourne Park had its premiere at Playwrights Horizon, NYC, and is one of only two plays to have won an Olivier Award, a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award.
Tickets £7 (£5 concessions)
Please note: The production of Downstate discusses and contains graphic descriptions of child abuse and rape, there is also reference to drug use and self-harm that some people may find distressing. This talk will therefore include discussion of some of these themes. If you require further information, contact details are provided in our online Help centre.
If you have been affected by any issues raised in Downstate, the following charities offer free support:
NAPAC - Offers support to adult survivors and training for those who support them.
MIND - Provides support and advice to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
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