Spotlight Symposium – David Mamet: Playwright and Provocateur

Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30pm
mainstage theater

Theatre artists, area academics, and experts explore and discuss ideas related to the play and how they impact our world.

This event is free and open to the public! Email to reserve your complimentary spot!


Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30pm
David Mamet: Playwright and Provocateur
Mainstage Theater | Mosesian Center for the Arts

Featuring WBUR’s Louise Kennedy and Ed Siegel discussing the themes of Oleanna, the complete works of David Mamet, and the playwright’s stance on post-performance conversations.

In accordance with the playwright’s wishes and our contractual obligations, this event is being held on a non-performance night and will be the only opportunity during the run to discuss the play with our panelists.

LOUISE KENNEDY works with WBUR’s The ARTery to broaden and deepen WBUR’s connections with artists, audiences and arts organizations in Boston and beyond. Previously, Louise launched and led Edify, WBUR’s new home for coverage on all media platforms, whether on air, online or in person, about education and learning at all stages of life. Louise joined WBUR in 2012 as director of community engagement, overseeing WBUR’s live events and other direct, local forms of connecting with our audience. Before joining WBUR, Louise was a longtime editor and writer at The Boston Globe, most recently as theater critic. She has also worked at newspapers and magazines around New England. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Louise holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale College. She is the co-author, with Linda K. Rath, Ed.D., of The Between the Lions Book for Parents: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Child Learn to Read and has taught journalism at Emerson College.

ED SIEGEL is WBUR’s ARTery Editor and Critic-At-Large. Former Boston Globe theater and television critic Siegel began his 35-year career on Morrissey Boulevard in the Globe Sports Department. He has also filled in as living and arts editor. Since leaving the Globe in 2006, Ed has been an associate editor at Berkshire Living magazine; contributed book reviews to Newsday, the New York Times and the Globe.