The company Koret has made a three-year commitment to support A.C.T.'s audience programs, which will include four artist panel discussions. The Koret Visiting Artist Series will "feature exciting talks with acclaimed artists from the American theatrical community, moderated by A.C.T. artistic staff," according to an announcement. "The discussions are designed to illuminate the ways in which a theatre affects and strengthens a community, the responsibilities of the artist in modern society, and the challenges of the creative process."
Among the stars and artists already lined up include:
Playwright Philip Kan Gotanda and more guests TBA at "New Voices, New Works" moderated by A.C.T. associate artistic director Johanna Pfaelzer (May 5 at 11 AM). A.C.T. celebrates its 40th anniversary season as it currently presents W. Somerset Maugham's The Circle (through Feb. 4). The season continues with Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler (Feb. 9- March 11), Philip Kan Gotanda's After the War (March 22-April 22), David Harrower's Blackbird (April 27-May 27) and Molière's The Imaginary Invalid (June 7–July 8).
For more information visit www.act-sf.org.