Public Theater Announces New Series in Response to Trump Presidency | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Public Theater Announces New Series in Response to Trump Presidency The Off-Broadway theatre has teamed up with the New Yorker for Public Forum: A Well-Ordered Nation.
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The Public Theater has teamed up with The New Yorker for a new discussion series titled Public Forum: A Well-Ordered Nation, exploring what it means to be responsible citizens during a Donald Trump presidency. The series will see artists, thinkers, journalists, performers, and politicians gather at the downtown theatre over four evenings in the coming months.


Public Forum: A Well-Ordered Nation will kick off February 20 with The Stuff of Fiction. Playwright Tony Kushner; poet, essayist, and playwright Claudia Rankine; and author Salman Rushdie will come together to discuss alternative facts, the news, and this moment in history that feels stranger than fiction.

“The new administration requires us to think more deeply, and to think together about who we are and who we might become,” commented Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis in a press statement.

“Our two organizations are committed to the freedom of expression—on the page, on the stage, and all those places in between,” New Yorker editor David Remnick added. “At a time of unprecedented political chaos, that mission has never been more clear.”

The series continues on March 20 with Truth to Power; April 24 with 100 Days; and May 15 with The Way Forward, all at 7:30 PM in the Newman Theater at the Public Theater. Additional programming details will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for the series can be purchased by calling (212) 967-7555 or by visiting or the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater, located at 425 Lafayette Street, New York.


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