ASF serves as a cultural hub for community interaction and provides unique avenues for personal and collective discovery.
Join us as we share insights on theatre-making, storytelling, and creating community through art.
This series provides a thought-provoking and behind-the-scenes look at the work on the stage and the art of theatre. ASF Insights are held at ASF from 12:45 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. before the matinee performance. Please check out the Facebook Events for more information (linked below).
Sponsored by Auburn University at Montgomery.
September 7, 2019: A Conversation with Buzz Playwright Susan Ferrara
December 7, 2019: All is Calm
February 9, 2020: And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank
April 18, 2020: The Comedy of Errors
April 25, 2020: I And You
June 20, 2020: Cinderella
August 8, 2020: Million Dollar Quartet
Audience members at select performances are led in a postshow discussion about the themes of the play.
Talkbacks are scheduled after Saturday matinee performances for the following shows:
During repertory, multiple productions use the same performance spaces. Join us as our teams of craftspeople changeover the sets. You’ll hear firsthand how our designers and artists create sets that easily transition from one show to the next.
Conversations at Kress
Using the plays as inspiration, our facilitators will lead community town halls about current issues in our region. Guest panelists will include local elected officials, school board members, students, thought leaders, community members, and artists. Light refreshments will be provided. Select Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Hosted by Kress on Dexter.
February 1, 2020: The Agitators
March 7, 2020: Ruby: The Story of Ruby Bridges
March 14, 2020: Alabama Story
30 minutes before each public performance of a Shakespeare play, join us for a brief summary of the production’s themes, plot points, and story. Led by Resident Dramaturg Dr. Susan Willis.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Comedy of Errors
Looking for a binge-worthy experience? Put down the remote and come to the theatre! During one of our Marathon Weekends, you have the opportunity to see at least two paired productions, plus a community engagement event.
September 14, 2019: Buzz/Hamlet/Saint Joan
Join Dr. Susan Willis for a morning exploring Shakespeare’s artistry in shaping Hamlet.
The program is from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on September 7, 2019. Boxed lunch is provided.
Tickets to the 2:00 p.m. matinee may be purchased separately.
Join Master Gardener Karen Weber as she shares insights on the plants and flowers mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays, such as roses from Romeo & Juliet, narcissus from Anthony and Cleopatra, and lavender from The Winter’s Tale.