Conversations and Context

Conversations and Context

Harman Hall

STC and Tectonic Theater Project have curated dynamic engagement opportunities and educational resources for Here There Are Blueberries. From talks with scholars and artists to conversations with journalists and ethicists in partnership with Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE), we invite you to deepen and expand your experience of the production.

Post-Show Discussions

STC and Tectonic-led Discussions:

FRIDAY, MAY 12 Following the 8 p.m. performance Shakespeare Hour Live Moderator: Ruthie Fierberg (Executive Editor, Broadway News) Guests: Dr. Rebecca Erbelding (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum), Amanda Gronich (co-author), Moisés Kaufman (co-author & director)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 Following the 7:30 p.m. performance Meet the Actors Moderator: Dr. Drew Lichtenberg (STC Resident Dramaturg) Guests: Here There Are Blueberries Cast THURSDAY, MAY 25 Following the 7:30 p.m. performance German Embassy Night Moderator: Dr. Drew Lichtenberg (STC Resident Dramaturg) Guests: Emily Haber (Ambassador, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany), Sara Bloomfield (US Holocaust Memorial Museum), Amanda Gronich (co-author)

FASPE-Curated Post-Show Discussions:

SATURDAY, MAY 13 Following the 8 p.m. performance The Next Generation: How Do We Deal with the Sins of Our Fathers – Literally and Metaphorically? Hosts: David Goldman, Founder of FASPE; Father Steven Bell, CSP, Paulist Mission Priest THURSDAY, MAY 18 Following the 7:30 p.m. performance Remaining Decent: German Crimes and Moral Self-Perceptions Hosts: Thorsten Wagner, Executive Director, FASPE; Deepa Shivaram (FASPE Fellow Journalism ’22), Washington Desk, NPR FRIDAY, MAY 19 Following the 8 p.m. performance The ambivalent perpetrator; are you complicit by staying; or are you complicit by leaving? Host: David Luban, Professor of Law and Philosophy, Georgetown University; Shannon Prince (FASPE Fellow Law ’16), Associate, Boies, Schiller, & Flexner, LLP SATURDAY, MAY 20 Following the 8 p.m. performance Doctors at Auschwitz Hosts: Dr. David G. Marwell, author of Mengele: Unmasking the Angel of Death; Martine Powers (FASPE Fellow Journalism '14), The Washington Post For more information about each speaker, click the "Read More" button below.  Speakers are subject to change. All conversations are free and open to the public. Conversations are available for viewing here.
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Learning Guides

About the Curators

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) provides a unique historical lens to study contemporary ethics. Each year, FASPE awards 80-90 fellowships to students pursuing professional degrees in business, the clergy, journalism, law, medicine, and design & technology. Fellows spend 2 weeks in Germany and Poland, visiting Auschwitz and key historical sites and participating in rigorous seminars led by experts in their respective fields. Fellows examine the roles their counterparts played in Nazi Germany and explore the ethical issues facing their fields today. FASPE was first piloted in 2009 and has over 800 Alumni across the globe. FASPE has been a content and conversation partner to the Tectonic artistic team throughout the development of Here There Are Blueberries. Shakespeare Theatre Company For more than 35 years, the Tony Award-winning Shakespeare Theatre Company has dedicated itself to being the nation’s premier classical theatre. Classical plays are realized best not by originalism but by walking the path Shakespeare himself followed, creating works that spoke to his own contemporary audience. We tell vital stories in audacious forms. We tell stories that are Shakespearean in the deepest sense, even if (and especially when) they are not written by Shakespeare. By focusing on works with profound themes and complex characters, STC’s artistic mission is unique among regional theatres: to bring to vibrant life groundbreaking, thought-provoking, and eminently accessible theatre. Tectonic Theater Project Based in New York City and guided by founder and artistic director Moisés Kaufman, Tectonic Theater Project develops new plays using the company’s trademarked theater-making method, Moment Work, and through a rigorous process of research and collaboration in a laboratory environment. Since its founding in 1991, the company has created and staged over twenty plays and musicals, including Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, The Laramie Project, Doug Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife, the Tony Award-winning 33 Variations, and the Drama Desk Award-winning Seven Deadly Sins. Tectonic Theater Project’s newest world-premiere play, Here There Are Blueberries, completed a critically acclaimed run at La Jolla Playhouse and is now at Shakespeare Theatre Company.