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 Meet the Actors and Join the Conversation!

 

Post-show discussion with the cast

Join us immediately following a performance for a lively Q & A with our artists!  It’s a forum for you to ask questions, offer insight, and engage the actors in conversation about the show.

 
God of Carnage ​Thurs. Sept.22 Fri. Sept. 30
Waiting for Godot
​Thurs. Sept. 29
​Fri. Oct. 7
Clybourne Park ​Thurs. Nov. 17
​Fri. Dec. 2
The Bells ​Thurs. Jan. 26
​Fri. Feb. 3
The Elephant Man
​Thur. Mar. 9
​Fri. Mar. 17
Tartuffe ​Thur. Apr. 27
​Fri. May 5
 

 

REP Prologue

 
Due to overwhelming popularity, we have added an additional Prologue for each production!  Join us in the theatre forty-five minutes before the matinee for a free and informal talk  designed to enhance patrons' enjoyment and understanding of what they are about to experience. 
 
 
God of Carnage ​Sat. Sept. 24 @ 1:15 p.m. ​Sun. Oct. 2 @ 1:15 p.m.
Waiting for Godot
​Sun. Oct. 2 @ 1:15 p.m. ​Sun. Oct. 9 @ 1:15 p.m.
​Clybourne Park
​Sat. Nov. 19 @ 1:15 p.m. Sun. Dec. 4 @ 1:15 p.m.
The Bells
Sat. Jan. 28 @ 1:15 p.m.

Sun. Feb. 5 @ 1:15 p.m.

The Elephant Man
​Sat. Mar. 11 @ 1:15 p.m. ​Sun. Mar. 19 @ 1:15 p.m.
​Tartuffe
​Sat. Apr. 29 @ 1:15 p.m. Sat. May 6 @ 1:15 p.m.
 
Please note: Out of respect for our guest speakers and attending patrons, we will close the doors at 1:20 p.m. and request patrons arriving after that time to wait in the lobby until the Prologue is over.
 
 

Special Elephant Man Panel


A special panel discussing both the historical look at disability and current issues in today’s society will take place following the evening performance on Thursday, March 16. The panel will be made up of:

Emily Ladau is a passionate disability rights activist and digital communications consultant whose career began at the age of 10, when she appeared on several episodes of Sesame Street to educate children about her life with a physical disability. A native of Long Island, New York, Emily graduated with a B.A. in English from Adelphi University in 2013. She is dedicated to harnessing the powers of communication and social media as tools for people of all abilities to become informed and engaged about disability and social justice issues.  

Emily works for Concepts, Inc. supporting key U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy initiatives. She is also the Editor in Chief of the Rooted in Rights Blog, a platform focused on disability rights issues. Additionally, Emily runs an independent business through which she manages online presence and communications for multiple disability-related organizations.  

Emily maintains an internationally-read blog, Words I Wheel By, and her writing has been published on websites including The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Salon, Vice, and Huffington Post. Alongside her work as a writer, Emily has spoken before numerous audiences, ranging from a panel about the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at the U.S. Department of Education, to the occupational therapy program at New York University.  

All of Emily’s activism is driven by her firm belief that if we want the world to be accessible to people with all types of disabilities, we must make ideas and concepts surrounding disability accessible to the world.  


Laura T. Eisenman is an associate professor in the University of Delaware’s School of Education. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses about special education, the transition to adult life for students with disabilities, and a senior seminar on disability studies. Her research interests include understanding the social and community experiences of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, exploring the meaning of disability in educational contexts, and integration of disability studies perspectives in interdisciplinary pre-service professional programs. She is also affiliated with the University’s Center for Disabilities Studies where she is an advisor and faculty coordinator for the undergraduate disability studies minor. Prior to working at UD, she received her doctorate in special education from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of South Florida. She previously worked as a counselor and administrator in community programs serving adults with disabilities.  


Nicole Belolan earned her PhD in history at the University of Delaware this past winter. Her dissertation is about the material culture (objects) people used in early America to live with physical disability. Nicole is currently the Megan Giordano Fellow in Public History at Rowan University and the Curator at Red Bank Battlefield Park in Gloucester County, New Jersey. As a museum professional, Nicole works to include the history of people with disabilities in museums and to make museums more inclusive sites of learning for all visitors. Nicole is an avid collector of antique photographs and artifacts associated with and used by people with disabilities, which she incorporates into her lectures and workshops on the topic. Nicole earned her BA in American Studies from Penn State and her MA from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture.   


Tina Sheing, singer/actress, and Arts Advocate and Arts for people with disAbilities Advocate was born with Spina Bifida and walks with crutches.  Currently, she works for the Resident Ensemble Players as the Audience Services and Box Office Manager.

In her spare time, Tina has been affiliated and performed with Very Special Arts (VSA Arts) on an international platform across the USA and Europe.  Having used her vocal talents to bring light to those with different abilities, she has performed at the John K. Kennedy Center Opera House with Kenny Rogers, Marsha Mason and Melissa Manchester in an NBC nationwide T.V. special, From the Heart, Carnegie Hall, and for his majesty, King Albert II of Belgium.  

Locally, through her singing and acting, Tina has worked with and performed professionally for groups such as The Arden Theater Company in Philadelphia, Don’t Tell Mama’s in NYC, Yale Cabaret Conference & Concerts with Tovah Feldshuh and Michael Orland (Music Director for American Idol) with whom she worked.  She has volunteered her time and talents with The disability Awareness Program, March of Dimes, Totally Awesome Players, AIDS Delaware, Blood Bank of Delmarva, Able Arts, United Cerebral Palsy’s Camp Manito as well as serving on the Board of Directors for VSA Arts Delaware.  

Ms. Sheing is also a stage director for many area groups such as The Brandywiners,LTD. Candlelight Dinner Theater, Wilmington Drama League, Chapel Street Players, Brandywine School District, Christina School District and University of Delaware Community Music School.

 

Kathleen Pirkl Tague in the REP production of DANCING AT LUGHNASA. Photo: Nadine Howatt.