McCarter Theatre Center/Arts Council of Princeton A Community Stage Special Event

Bringing Skylight to Life

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 at 7:00pm

Venue Paul Robeson Center for the Arts—Solley Theater

McCarter Theatre Center’s Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann will be joined in conversation by Mahira Kakkar (Miss Witherspoon, Five Mile Lake, Hank and Asha) and Zane Pais (Dead Poets Society), actors from McCarter’s upcoming production of Skylight, David Hare’s Tony and Olivier Award-winning masterpiece.

Emily will speak about her process—from tablework to tech and previews— as a stage director working with actors to craft deep and rich performances, and Mahira and Zane will share their perspectives as professional actors in collaboration with directors, in the skins of their characters, and in the service of playwrights. Then the trio will dig into the details of their work together on Skylight, a play actors love to play and Emily has always wanted to direct. Please join us for an intimate and fascinating discussion, which will include a Q&A with the audience.

The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts is located at 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey.

This event is free and open to the public.





By David Hare
Directed by Emily Mann

When is desire not enough?
Former lovers attempt to rekindle their passionate relationship, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.