Pointed Conversations invites members of the community to further engage with our artistic work through discussion on the themes and ideas of our current production. Facilitated by community partners, we investigate a range of topics pertaining to the show to process the performance and the conversation it inspires. With events held at the theater and in the surrounding neighborhood, Pointless aims to fulfill the second half of its mission - to nurture a diverse, active, and inspired audience.

All events are free and open to the public. RSVP suggested for most events; required for student workshops.

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Pointed Performances

Date & Time TBA
Student Workshop - RSVP Required

An interactive workshop for high school and college students led by teaching artists from Arena Stage. Participants will attend a performance of Forest Treás and participate in a workshop to develop their own theatrical piece inspired by themes from Forest Treás.


Building a Broadcast

Date & Time TBA
Gallaudet University - Merrill Learning Center B-130
Student Workshop - RSVP Required

Interactive video workshop for high school and college students to learn how to build a breaking news report. Students will be introduced to lighting techniques, audio needs, camera angles, writing copy, and on-air techniques. Presented in partnership with Gallaudet University.

PRIOR Conversations

Join us as we gain a deeper understanding of our collective experience brought about by the events of the DC Sniper. These events are made possible by a grant from DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

May 10th: Story District

June 9th: Designing the Spectacle

June 10th: Neighborhood Health & Safety | Video

June 13th: Processing Public Grief & Trauma | Video

June 14th: Investigating Journalistic Ethics

June 29th: The Healing Process

Forest Treás community partners (in alphabetical order): Brant Sports Nutrition, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Gallaudet University, GW Art Therapy, Moms Demand Action, Petworth LibraryPulitzer Center, Story District, Wendt Center