Beyond Conversation, Skylight Theatre Company

You're Invited!

Stay after Sunday performances of BULRUSHER and be a part of the conversation -

We know the theatrical experience is enhanced when there’s a dialogue between the audience, artists and invited guests or experts.  BEYOND CONVERSATION is the place where you can share your experiences, opinions, thoughts, ideas, ask questions, and learn from other audience members and guests.   You're invited to stay and participate or just listen, it's up to you! 

We also offer LET'S TALK chats which are hosted by a BULRUSHER Team Member.

Both occur after Sunday performances of BULRUSHER and last about 20 minutes.  Information for our Beyond Conversation Guests is below.  Chats begin immediately after the performance.

Schedule (subject to change)

Sunday, Aug 31
Let's Talk

Sunday, Sept 7

Beyond ConversationJean-Bruce-Scott-Native-Voices
Moderated by: Bulrusher Team Member
Invited Guest: Jean Bruce Scott, Producing Executive Director  - NATIVE VOICES

Jean is the Producing Executive Director of NATIVE VOICES at the Autry Museum; the country’s only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to producing new works by Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nations playwrights. The company has been hailed by critics as “a virtual Who’s Who of American Indian theatre artists,” “a hotbed for contemporary Native theatre,” “deeply compelling,” and “a powerful and eloquent voice.”  Find out more

Sunday, Sept 14

Beyond Conversation
Moderated by: Bulrusher Team Member
Invited Guest: Ernest Dillahay

Currently the CEO /Manager of Arts Culture Entertainment (ACE), he is Chairman of the Friends of the Vision Theatre.

Ernest was the Performing Arts Director and Cultural Facilities Director of the City of Los Angeles, supervising, Festival, Folk & Traditional Arts Programs and operations at five city-owned theaters and 27 art centers, museums and galleries. He worked with August Wilson's African Grove Institute for the Arts (AGIA); is a Cable ACE Award Winner; EMMY and NAACP Image Award Nominee; and an OVATION Theatre Award winner.

Sunday, Sept 21
Let's Talk

Sunday, Sept 28Maggie Spilman
Beyond Conversation
Moderated by: Bulrusher Team Member
Invited Guest: Maggie Spillman

Margaret Spillman is winner of the 2013 James Kirkwood Literary Prize and was chosen as one of six writers in the US to receive the PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship in 2014. She is currently in the MFA program for Creative Writing at California State University, Long Beach after graduating from Vassar. Since 2009, when not writing her own stories, she has been helping young people tell theirs by working through organizations like AmeriCorps, After School Matters, Alternatives Inc, ACE Enrichment, 826LA and Writopia. She can be seen presenting her stories and poems in literary salons and bookstores all over Los Angeles...even on the rare rainy night.


Sunday, Oct. 5
Closing - no chat

Artistic Advisory Board

Alfred Molina
Andy Ackerman
Billy Porter
Brooke Adams
Buck Henry
Dan Bucatinsky
Don Roos
Ed Asner
Eric McCormack

Geoffrey Nauffts
Jeffrey Richman
Joan Rater
Joe Spano
John Benjamin Hickey
Johnny Galecki
Marc Shmuger
Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Mary McDonnell
Peter Gallagher
Scott Ellis
Sharon Lawrence
Sheryl Kaller
Stacy Keach
Terrence McNally
Thomas Sadoski
Winnie Holzman