Theatre Talk Theatre Talk

Theatre Talk


Brian Kulick, Moderator

Three Talks on What Makes Theatre Unique Among Its Sister Arts

Session 1 On Plays
What makes a play a play rather than a novel or movie and why has this form of expression lasted for more than 2500 years?
Session 2 On Actors
What do we mean when we say, “That actor was great?” What exactly makes for a great theatre actor as opposed to an actor of film or television.
Session 3 On Audiences
What happens to an audience when they watch a play? How is this experience different than watching theatre’s rival siblings?

*Please note:

This Seminar contains only THREE sessions.

MONDAYS, 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.


Cost $250 (3 sessions)
* tax deductible portion is $125

Brian Kulick

BRIAN KULICK – is author of the upcoming book The Secret Life of Theatre. From 2003-2017 he was the Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company (CSC) where he directed Mandy Patinkin in “The Tempest,” F. Murray Abraham in “Nathan The Wise,” and Dianne Wiest in “The Forest.” He conceived and produced CSC’s critically-acclaimed Chekhov Cycle with a constellation of artists that included Alan Cumming, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Joely Richardson, Peter Sarsgaard, John Turturro, and Dianne Wiest.

He made CSC a home for the plays of David Ives whose “Venus in Fur” went onto Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. For the past 16 years, he has been teaching at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.