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 no RSVP is required.

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Join us as we gain a deeper understanding of our collective experience brought about by the events of the DC Sniper.

Story District

Fri. May 10th, 7:30 - 9PM
3329 Georgia Ave NW

An evening of storytelling exploring the topics surrounding  gun violence.

The performance will feature personal accounts of surviving gun violence as well as locals recalling their experiences during the 2002 DC sniper attacks. Hosted by Story District, who’s work aims to “build community, promote empathy, and enrich an understanding of our common humanity through the art of autobiographical storytelling.”

storydistrict.org

 

Designing the Spectacle

Sun. June 9th, 8:30-9:30PM
Dance Loft on 14, Post-show discussion (non-ticketholders welcome)

A discussion focused on points of inspiration, motivation, and creative choices behind the design of ‘Forest Treas.’  Members of the production team will present research and early sketches of their designs, as well as take questions from the audience about the process of creating this original piece.

 

Investigating Journalistic Ethics

Mon. June 10th, 7PM
Petworth Library

A panel of journalists discuss the the complications of reporting during moments of public crisis.

In partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and hosted by the Petworth Library.

pulitzercenter.org

 

Thur. June 13th, 8:30-9:30PM
Dance Loft on 14, Post-show discussion (non-ticketholders welcome)

A panel of clinicians in the field of grief therapy gather to discuss the impact of grief and trauma on the collective conscious. In partnership with the Wendt center for Loss and Healing.

Processing Public Grief and Trauma