Creative Connections

Theater J is excited to announce Creative Connections – the expansion of its supplemental artistic programming into a more robust, independent series, aiming to more closely connect audiences with artists, the artistic process, the broader DC community, and themselves. These conversations are free and open to the public.

Cast Talkback- February 8

Dive into the artistic process with an actor from This Much I Know alongside an artistic team member. Get an exclusive look at what goes on behind the curtain after the performance!

Scientists in conversation: responding to art – February 11 after the matinee

This Much I Know takes inspiration from Daniel Kahneman’s psychological and economic research. Join renowned scientists, researchers, and thinkers as they respond to This Much I Know – bringing their own research, ideas, and observations to deepen our understanding of this genre-colliding play

Shankar Vedantam in Conversation – February 17 after the matinee

Join NPR host and acclaimed author Shankar Vedantam, alongside director Hayley Finn and an actor from This Much I Know for what’s sure to be an incredible conversation. Vedantam is the host and executive editor of the Hidden Brain podcast and radio show. Shankar and NPR launched the podcast in 2015, and it now receives millions of downloads per week and is regularly listed as one of the top 20 podcasts in the world. The radio show, which debuted in 2017, is heard on more than 400 public radio stations across the United States

Shankar Vedantam is the host and executive editor of the Hidden Brain podcast and radio show. Shankar and NPR launched the podcast in 2015, and it now receives millions of downloads per week, and is regularly listed as one of the top 20 podcasts in the world. The radio show, which debuted in 2017, is heard on more than 400 public radio stations across the United States.

How art takes form: Artists on the creative process – February 18 after the matinee

Hear how different artists discover source material, what sparks their creative processes, and what they believe makes for a good story. As This Much I Know dives into why we make the choices we make, listen to artists across disciplines discuss what drives the choices they make and the art they create.

This Much I Know and Talmudic Tradition – February 16 after the matinee

Join Rabbi Atara Cohen as she explores the connections between This Much I Know and tenants of Jewish faith and practice, looking into facets of questioning, identity, and Talmudic Tradition.