In Dialogue events are a series of lectures, pre-show talks, post-show discussions and concerts that offer our audiences the opportunity to engage with the work, themes and aesthetic of our featured writer through a broad, vibrant and ever-changing series of events and presentations.



Saturday, January 27th   | Post-Show  | Alder Lobby
Opening Night Celebration
Join us immediately following the performance for nibbles, drinks and music.
Wine Sponsor: Wildwood/Mahonia


Sunday, January 28th  | Post-Show  | Alder Stage
Mat Chat with Jane Unger, Director


Thursday, February 1st |  6:55pm | Alder Lobby
Marta Eichelberger-Jankowska: Intergenerational Trauma
A conversation that explores the nature and issues related to the intergenerational transmission of the Holocaust trauma. Marta is an educator at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. She is a graduate of George Washington University’s M.A. program in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts and a former intern at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. A native of Warsaw, Poland, she worked there as a Jewish and Holocaust guide and educator for the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland Foundation, and POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.


Friday, February 2nd  |  6:55pm | Alder Lobby
Lisa Kron’s 101 Humiliating Stories
Hear excerpts from Lisa Kron’s work that captures the universal experience of humiliation.  Evocative, moving, and, overall hilarious.
ASL Interpreted


Saturday, February 3rd  |  6:55pm | Alder Lobby
Stand Up Comedian: Katie Nguyen
Katie Nguyen writes and performs stand-up, improv, sketch, and more. She has performed across the country at festivals including SF Sketchfest, Asheville Comedy Festival, 10K Laughs Festival, Stumptown Improv Festival, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Katie performed on the ensemble of the Brody Theater for years and is an instructor at Deep End Theater. She hosts the weekly show Earthquake Hurricane, and was named one of the Portland Mercury’s original Geniuses of Comedy.


Sunday, February 4th  | Post-Show  | Alder Stage
Mat Chat with Allison Mickelson, Actor


Thursday, February 8th  |  6:55pm | Alder Lobby
Lisa Kron’s 101 Humiliating Stories
Hear excerpts from Lisa Kron’s work that captures the universal experience of humiliation.  Evocative, moving, and, overall hilarious.


Friday, February 9th  |  6:55pm | Alder Lobby
Nathaniel Austin – Violinist
Nathaniel Austin is a Jewish-American violinist and violist of over 20 years. A Portland native, he is a former student of Cynthia Scott and Bill Hunt, as well as an alumnus of Portland’s Metropolitan Youth Symphony, having participated in tours of Disneyland, Poland, Austria, and the Czech Republic. He is also a former member and concertmaster of the Marylhurst Community Orchestra under the direction of maestro Lajos Balogh. He is also a Berklee College of Music alumnus, having studied with oud virtuoso Simon Shaheen and renowned fiddler Darol Anger among others.


Saturday, February 10th |  6:55pm | Alder Lobby
Stand Up Comedian: Jen Lanier
Jennifer Lanier is an actor, comedian and solo artists with an extensive and varied resume.  Since her classical acting training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts she has gone on to found companies and projects including Lesbian Thesbians and the A+ Schools Program; original works BRER RABBIT MEETS COYOTE and NONE OF THE ABOVE, which explored the challenges with growing up as an ethnically mixed person. She currently has a production company, Many Horses Productions, which produces variety shows, drag events, and theatre. Lanier lives in Vancouver WA with her wife, two sons, a costume-loving dachshund, a cantankerous cat, an anorexic tortoise, and a singing guinea pig.


Sunday, February 11th |  Post-Show | Alder Lobby
Panel Discussion: Second and Third Generation Holocaust Survivors: Inheriting the Trauma / Reframing the Discourse
Presented by the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Featuring the voices of second and third generation Holocaust survivors with a focus on the impact of the Holocaust on their lives and their thoughts related to teaching about the Holocaust.
Panelists include David Fuks, Deb Montrose, and Amanda Smith Byron; moderated by Marta Eichelberger-Jankowska.