Central Conversations for The Revolutionists

We are excited to offer Pre and Post show Central Conversations with acclaimed artists and scholars for The Revolutionists!

All Central Conversations are open to the public; seats are available on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Press Night Celebration for The Revolutionists

    Be amongst the first to see The Revolutionists and join the cast and crew to celebrate with wine and refreshments at La Fabrica after the show.
  • Arts Activism with MassCreative

    Matthew Wilson, Executive Director. Hired as MASSCreative’s first Executive Director in March of 2012, Matt directs the advocacy campaigns and organizational development for the organization. For 30 years, he has run campaigns and organized volunteers and communities for the public interest on a local, state, national level. In 2011, Wilson directed environmentalist and social entrepreneur Bob Massie’s campaign for the U.S. Senate. Previously he coordinated Health Care for All’s campaign to monitor the takeover of the nonprofit Caritas Hospitals by a for profit private equity firm. Betsy Groban joined MASSCreative as Deputy Director in June 2017. She oversees fundraising efforts to support the organization's long-term sustainability, build out its administrative and governance infrastructure, and increase its communications and political advocacy capacity. Previously, she was SVP & Publisher of Books for Young Readers at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, where she oversaw the publication of 250 books annually. Under her leadership, the division achieved the strongest financial performance in its 150-year history. Prior to that, she was the Managing Director of WGBH Enterprises, where she spent nearly a decade developing new sources of revenue for the acclaimed public broadcasting producer.
  • Scholar Social with Natalya Baldyga for The Revolutionists

    Natalya Baldyga is theatre historian, educator, and director. She has taught theatre history, theory, literature, and performance at colleges and universities across the country, including Gustavus Adolphus College, the Florida State University, and Tufts University. Her most recent directing projects include the world premiere at Tufts of her own translation and adaptation of Carlo Gozzi’s theatrical fairy tale The King Stag, and Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando for Opera House Arts in Stonington, Maine. She is in the process of revising her adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea, which was workshopped this summer at Opera House Arts. Her scholarly research focuses on theatre historiography, cultural identity, and the performing body in eighteenth-century Europe. She is the editor of the new and complete translation of G. E. Lessing’s Hamburg Dramaturgy, which is available online through MediaCommons Press.
  • Post-Show Conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Wood

    Elizabeth Wood teaches Russian and Soviet History at MIT, where she also co-directs the MIT-Russia Program. She has written three books – one on gender (The Baba and the Comrade: Gender and Politics in Revolutionary Russia), one on mock trials performed as drama pieces (Performing Justice: Agitation Trials in Early Soviet Russia), and one (co-authored) on war (Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine), so she is looking forward to The Revolutionists and its story of revolution, war and gender.
  • Post-Show Conversation with Dr. Malick Ghachem

    Malick W. Ghachem is a historian and lawyer.  His primary areas of concentration are slavery and abolition, criminal law, and constitutional history.  He is the author of The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2012), a history of the law of slavery in Saint-Domingue (Haiti) between 1685 and 1804.
  • Artists & Audiences: The Revolutionists

    Join us after the 7.30pm show on Thursday, November 2, 2017 for a lively discussion with the cast and crew of The Revolutionists.
  • The Revolution is Local – Meet Olivia D’Ambrosio, Candidate for City Council!

    Olivia D'Ambrosio is a long-time friend of Central Square Theater having directed for The Nora Theatre Company and produced in CST's studio with her company Bridge Repertory Theatre of which she is Artistic Director. She is running for Cambridge City Council and is the only one out of 26 candidate who is running on an arts-centered platform. Learn more about her campaign at Vote-O.com