Gallery Players Bring Back 'GalleryTalks' For 47th Season, Beg. Today

By: Dec. 07, 2013
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After enormous success during their 46th Season, the Gallery Players has renewed their GalleryTalks. GalleryTalks is a series of post-show conversations that offer an enlightening and entertaining look into aspects of each production in The Gallery Players season lineup. The series is moderated by GalleryTalks Producer Barrie Gelles-scholar, theatre director, and alumnus of the Gallery Players., having produced the Black Box New Play Festival for three consecutive years.

Says Gelles about GalleryTalks, "Theatre-going can be made even more enjoyable by creating another way for spectators to engage with the production. GalleryTalks gives the audience a chance to interact with the actors and directors of the production, to get a closer look at the inner workings of the show, but that is not all. This series offers a unique opportunity to learn a little more about the plays and musicals in The Gallery Players season thanks to the talented scholars who share their expertise. Audience members can enjoy Equus and then discover a little bit about the academic field of animality. GalleryTalks blends the enjoyment and edification for an enhanced theatre-going experience."

Each post-show Talk will feature one or more scholarly experts in the discussion's dedicated topic, as well as artists participating in the creation of the production itself. Audiences will also have the opportunity to direct questions to these participants, thereby delving deeper into the understanding of the show and gaining insight on all aspects of the production.

The GalleryTalks Series for the 47th Season:

By Peter Shaffer
Today, December 7 - December 22, 2013
The GalleryTalks event:
Staging the Beast: Animality and Violence in Equus
Featuring: Meron Langsner, LangsART
Sunday, December 8, following the 3pm matinee

A Little Night Music
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on Ingmar Bergman's film, Smiles of a Summer Night
January 25 - February 16, 2014
The GalleryTalks event:
>From Bergman to Broadway: A Little Night Music and the History of Screen-to-Stage
Musical Adaptation
Featuring: Maya Cantu, Yale University
Sunday, January 26, following the 3pm matinee

By Euripides
March 15 - March 30, 2014
The GalleryTalks event:
Possible Improbabilities and Probable Impossibilities: Why Medea Remains Remarkable
Featuring: Brooke Christensen, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Sunday, March 16, following the 3pm matinee

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Based loosely on Giacomo Puccini's opera, La Boheme
April 26 - May 18, 2014
The GalleryTalks event
Giving Rent its Due: Historicizing a Fictional "La Vie Boheme" and the Real AIDS Epidemic
Featuring: VirgiNia Anderson, Connecticut College
Sunday, April 27, following the 3pm matinee

THE GALLERY PLAYERS - The Gallery Players (TGP) has provided Brooklyn audiences with quality theatre since 1967. Located in Park Slope but beloved on both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge, The Gallery Players is dedicated to producing classic and contemporary plays and musicals as well as premiering new works. Recipient of the Off-Off Broadway Review's 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Innovative Theater (IT) awards for outstanding musical for Urinetown, Yank, and Like You Like It. The Gallery Players' season comprises three plays and three musicals, covering a remarkably wide range of dramatic and comedic styles. The season finale is the Annual Black Box New Play Festival, which gives world premier performances of works by emerging playwrights.


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