The noon-1:30 PM chat will be held in the Elebash Recital Hall at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Susan Frost will moderate a panel that features composer-lyricist Michael John LaChiusa, director Ted Sperling, choreographer Jonathan Butterell and co-star Marc Kudisch. The "Working in the Theatre" season will also offer "Staging the Classics" on Nov. 4. That afternoon, moderated by Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, will include appearances by Anne Bogart, SITI Company; Barbara Gaines, Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Brian Kulick, Classic Stage Company; and director Mark Lamos.
On Dec. 8 a producers panel will be presented at noon, and a performance panel will be held at 3 PM. Participants will be announced shortly. Other seminars are set for Jan. 19, 2006, Feb. 16, April 13, April 21, April 28, May 5 and June 15. Topics and participants will be announced at a later date.
Created by the late American Theatre Wing chairman Isabelle Stevenson, the series, now in its 31st year, presents major theatre personalities discussing their craft. The "Working in the Theatre" series is broadcast five times a week on CUNY-TV (Time Warner channel 75 and RCN channel 24, 106 or 109).
The CUNY Graduate Center is located at 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street. Tickets, priced at $10, are available by calling (212) 817-8215. (Wing members can reserve free of charge through the Wing.) Visit www.americantheatrewing.org for more information.