Spot-On Series

2016-17 New Conversation Series: Spot-On

The next evolution of our traditional Athena Series, SPOT-ON conversations will dig deep into the themes found in Macbeth, Trick or Treat, and Grounded. This dialogue is free and open to the public.


Grounded – Featuring Daniel Benjamin, the Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College.

Prior to joining the Dickey Center, Benjamin served as Ambassador -At-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U.S. State Department and will share his expertise on the challenges and complexities in today’s American military. Sunday, March 26, 3:30-4:30 PM

Daniel Benjamin is the Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. Prior to joining the Dickey Center, in 2012, Daniel Benjamin served as Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U.S. State Department. In that position, he was the principal advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on counterterrorism. Ambassador Benjamin was the longest serving coordinator for counterterrorism since that position was created, and during his tenure, the Office of the Coordinator was elevated to become the Bureau of Counterterrorism. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Benjamin was a senior fellow in Foreign Policy Studies and director of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. From 2001 to 2006, he was a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Affairs in Washington, and prior to that, he was a Jennings Randolph Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace. During more than five years on the National Security Council staff in the 1990s, Benjamin served as a foreign policy speechwriter and Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton and as director for transnational threats.


Macbeth – “Shakespeare in the Making”

Watch scenes come alive from page to stage in this inside look at crafting Shakespeare, led by the creative team of Macbeth. Sunday October 2, 3:30-4:30 PM


Trick or Treat – The Process of Creating a New Play: Trick or Treat’s Evolution

Be the first to hear from the artists about the creation of this World Premiere Production. Sunday, January 22, 3:30-4:30 PM