IN CONVERSATION is a series of free community events, serving as a platform to pass the mic and invite artists from around the Bay to be in conversation with the work we are presenting on stage. Come by and join the conversation!

Conversations are free and open to the public—you do not have to have a ticket to the performance that day to attend.

IN CONVERSATION events for Little Shop of Horrors:


In Conversation: Carnivorous Plants

Dec 10, 2022
In the Lucie Stern Community Room, following the 2pm performance

Join us In Conversation as we welcome the marvelous Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society to TheatreWorks. BACPS will discuss the reality of carnivorous plants and how to take care of your very own Audrey II, who is a cross between a Venus Flytrap and Pinguicula. We will have plants, treats and giveaways.


Sophia YenBay Area Carnivorous Plant Society hosts the largest annual public carnivorous plant show and sale, and promotes and sponsors conservation, cultivation, and science programs dedicated to carnivorous plants.







In Conversation: Adapting Camp

Dec 17, 2022
On the Lucie Stern stage, following the 2pm performance

Join us In Conversation as we discuss adapting the camp aesthetic of Little Shop into modern day musical with a culturally specific twist.


Sophia YenPATRICK CHEW (Cultural Consultant / Chinatown Historian for this production) has previously dialect-coached San Francisco Playhouse’s Paper Dreams of Harry Chin, as well as Palo Alto Players’ Allegiance (Spring 2022) and The Flower Drum Song (May 2019); Contra Costa Civic Theatre’s production of Allegiance (Sep–Oct 2018); and Jay Kuo Productions’ Allegiance (2010), Homeland (2006), and Insignificant Others (2005). He has family roots in San Francisco’s Chinatown, has degrees in Linguistics and East Asian Languages (Chinese, Altaic Languages) from UC Berkeley, and has been written up for his hyperpolyglossia by Michael Erard, the author of Babel No More. Patrick’s day-job is in tech, focusing on internationalization and localization.

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

  • In Every Generation: 1/28 and 2/4
  • Fannie: 3/18 and 3/25
  • 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.