In Conversation

A series of FREE community events, serving as a platform to pass the mic and invite artists and leaders from around the Bay to be in conversation with the work we are presenting on stage.

Come by and join the conversation!

Check back for information on In Conversation events, dates, and topics for the 2023/24 Season!

events for

Last season’s In Conversation events:

In Conversation:
Topic tba

March 18, 2023

 following the 2pm performance


Wynne Segal Dubovoy

For the last decade plus, Wynne Segal Dubovoy has focused on reproductive rights and access, first as Chair of the NARAL Pro-Choice America Peninsula Leadership Council, and since January 2019 as a Major Gifts Officer for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, raising money in Silicon Valley. Wynne was an early Board member of WIRE for Women, and served as Treasurer. WIRE for Women is a non-partisan group helping recruit, train and identify, recruit and train local women run for office in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, and seek appointive office. Currently Secretary of the Theatreworks Silicon Valley Board, Wynne has served on the Boards of Crystal Springs Uplands School and Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. Trained as an MSW, and a dedicated community volunteer, Wynne helps new non-profits create a Development plan, as is passionate about helping all in the community, especially in the areas of women’s health, reproductive justice, access to health care, children and education, and the arts.

Karen Grove

Karen Grove was born and raised in the Bay Area and has attended many a TheatreWorks production!

Karen’s parents are refugees and Holocaust survivors who found safety, support, acceptance, and opportunity in the United States. The Grove organizations fund organizations who are building a world in which all people have the resources, respect, and sense of belonging to live and contribute fully as themselves, in safety, and with joy. Grove grant making is guided by a racial and gender justice lens and includes reproductive health and justice, immigrant and refugee legal services, civic and political engagement that centers communities of color, young voters and other marginalized voices, local safety net services. Karen enjoys helping others act on their values through community leadership and philanthropic mentoring. She served for 13 years on the board of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California and is currently a board member of Groundswell Fund, Committee on States, and the California Donor Table. Karen has raised four endlessly interesting children, now adults. She loves reading, backpacking, walking to “yappy hour” at the park with her dog, and hanging out with her wonderful, enjoyable, amazing husband.

additional programs

The Directors Series

Digital — All Access

The plays on our stage are in conversation with each other, to tell a story of who we are. The Directors Series invites our directors to be in conversation about their work, what moves them and how they inspire each other. Join our digital conversation.

post-show discussions
with the artists

 Following the first and third Wednesday evening performance of each run.

Mark your calendar! In Conversation events for the remainder of the 2022/23 season are scheduled for the following Saturdays:


  • A Distinct Society: 4/15 and 4/22
  • Steel Magnolias: 6/17 and 6/24
  • Alice Bliss: 7/22 and 7/29


All In Conversation events take place following the 2pm performance on that day.