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Come get a glimpse inside the hearts and minds of the artists behind our main stage productions in this dynamic and engaging series designed to invite audiences into the creative process. Part interactive lecture series, part theater playground, On Northern Stage is a unique and exciting opportunity to ask ourselves what it is to create, explore and inspire.

Each On Northern Stage day begins with a lecture and discussion led by a member of the creative team or a theater historian, investigating the theatrical traditions, practices and viewpoints brought to life by the current production. Explore topics ranging from Musical Adaptation for the Stage to Political Theater to Comedy: The Fine Art of Being Stupid.

Continue the conversation over lunch provided by a local White River Junction establishment with your fellow audience and members of the Northern Stage creative team.

The second half of the day is an interactive opportunity to observe and practice what goes into making a collaborative piece of art. Work with a team of professionals who will give you the tools to explore how you would choose to explore the big ideas of the piece if you were the playwright, director, actor or designer. Ask questions, offer ideas and leave with a better understanding of what goes on before the curtain rises to create life changing theater.

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Sense and Sensibility

June 24, 11 AM -2:30 PM

Morning Session only (11 AM-12 PM) – $25

Afternoon Session only (1:00-2:30) – $35

Full Day (Lunch included) – $79

Join Sense and Sensibility Director Aileen Wan McGroddy and members of the Northern Stage creative team for the second installment of On Northern Stage, our invitation to dive into the creative process and what goes into bringing this classic to life in vibrant, joyous detail. After talking with McGroddy about the design process, participants will get a chance to work with Director of Production Brian Sekinger to brainstorm their own designs the same way a professional designer would. For anyone who’s ever wondered how the sets, costumes, lights and sounds on stage come together with the director’s vision, now’s your opportunity to find out. 

Or Call 802-296-7000