Inspired by the story in The Gospel at Colonus of an ancient city that welcomed an outcast refugee, Avant Bard’s Saturday afternoon Unscripted Afterchats will feature four special guests who, through their work, connect people by lifting them up in affirmation and esteem. These speakers come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, but all share in a spirit of community building that welcomes and unites the best in everyone.
The Gospel at Colonus plays at Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two, 700 South Lang Street, Arlington, VA 22206. The Afterchats will begin right after a 2 p.m. Pay What You Will matinee and last about 20 minutes. (Pay What You Will means you can name your price at the door, or reserve a ticket online for a $10 minimum.) For more information, go to avantbard.org/tickets or contact Quill Nebeker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-418-4808.
ALERT: Due to the popularity of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, advance online PWYW reservations are recommended to guarantee a seat.
Saturday, March 17, 3:30 p.m.
Nina Tisara (Photographer of the “Converging Paths.” “United in the Spirit,” and “Sanctuary” series exhibited in the lobby during The Gospel at Colonus). Meet the heart behind the lens, and chat about what it’s like to bear witness to more than 70 places of worship, all in our own backyard.
Saturday, March 24, 3:30 p.m.
Minister Marcellus Hartsfield (Founder of Anointed Hands Sign Interpreting Ministries). Meet the sign interpreter for the March 23 performance of The Gospel at Colonus, and chat about what it takes to unite hearing and Deaf cultures in love and understanding.
Saturday, March 3, 3:30 p.m.
Kenton Rogers (Singer Oedipus, ordained preacher, and gospel music recording artist). Meet one of the newest additions to The Gospel at Colonus cast, and chat about the intersection between theatre, theology, and uplifting song.
Saturday, March 10, 3:30 p.m.
Minister Becky Sanders (Executive Director of the Women’s Ecumenical Choir). Meet the director of the choir for The Gospel at Colonus, and chat about what it’s like to unite six denominations and more than 50 women in one voice.