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Saturday Symposiums

Something for everyone on Saturdays!

Community Conversations

FOUR PART SERIES!

These guided conversations are centered around the themes of the show, and for Spring Awakening, that means sexuality, suicide, violence, abortion, and the long list of struggles that teenagers face (family, church, school, and their relationship with one another).

PART I: Digital Conversation – to be released on YouTube on Sat. June 4:
Panelists: Pastor Joel Folkemer,  Brittney Brooks, Reverend Carla Christopher, Philip Draydon – moderated by Gregory DeCandia

PART II: Teen Forum – Wed. June 8 1:30-3:00 at Voni B Grimes Gym
125 E College Ave
Our first Teen Forum with the students from William Penn High School with Britney Brooks & Philip Drayden

PART III: Teen Forum – Wed. June 15 4:00-5:30 Locale TBA
With Poet Carla Christopher & Pastor Joel Folkemer

PART IV: Post Performance Discussion – Sat. June 25  at DreamWrights

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THESE PAST EVENTS:

Digital Discussion – March 2022

This discussion was a gentle unpacking of the themes of grief, loss and death as experienced in Charlotte’s Web. (Suitable for all ages.)

Hear what our panelists have to offer.

Julia Dunn, Olivia’s House, Clinical Director

Pastor William Kerney, B.M.A. of York, President

Natalie Williams, Healthy York Coalition, Executive Director

Amanda Nowell, DreamWrights’ Guest Director, Charlotte’s Web

MODERATOR: Gregory DeCandia, DreamWrights Center for Community Arts, Artistic Director

Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 9:00am. Tune in!

“Charlotte’s Web” Community Talk Back

Join our speakers from our digital Community Conversation on Saturday, April 9 at 5:00 pm following the matinee performance. We’ll meet in the Studio!

Digital Discussion – January 2022

Jamiel Alexander (President NAACP York Branch), Jada Richardson (York County Planning Commission – Equity & Inclusion Planner), Jose Santiago (YMCA, director New American Welcome Center), Jim Tyson (Pastor and GVI Project Manager), and Cal Weary (CEO Weary Arts Group & Director of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992) shared a Zoom conversation on topics from our production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Moderated by Dionna Wright (Director of Community Conversations – York College Center For Community Engagement), this panel discussion was recorded live and released to the public on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at noon. Tune in!

“Twilight” Community Talk Back

Join our speakers from our digital Community Conversation on Saturday, January 29th directly following the evening performance. 

Digital Discussion – Fall of 2021

Jen Raffensperger (Reverend – Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York), Eva O’Diam (Pastor – Dover United Church of Christ), Tesla Taliaferro (President – Rainbow Rose Center), Jaci Keagy (Guest Director – DreamWrights), and Betsy McCormick (Chaplain – Wellspan Hospital) shared a Zoom conversation on topics from our production of Next Fall. Moderated by Dionna Wright (Director of Community Conversations – York College Center For Community Engagement), this panel discussion was recorded live and released to the public on Saturday, Oct 23 at noon. Tune in!

Next Fall Community Talk Back

Dionna Wright, Director of Community Conversations at York College moderated a “Talkback” with Pastor Eva O’Diam of Dover United Church of Christ, Chaplain Betsy McCormick of Wellspan Hospital, and Tesla Taliaferro, President of the Rainbow Rose Center, on Saturday, Nov. 6th directly following the evening performance. 

The Rainbow Rose Center, one of our Community Connections, will host a Trans-Vigil in the Studio on Saturday Nov. 20 starting at 6:00 pm.

Master Classes

Fall 2021 – Saturdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Learning from professionals in the field,
these three dynamic women shared their expertise with the community while engaging with our Teaching Artists.
These were open to all ages.

DW Members attend free of charge
Nonmembers only $5 per class