McCarter Bard at the Gate Watch Party Series at the Princeton Public Library

Venue Princeton Public Library—Community Room
Dates Thursday, November 4, 2021. Thursday, December 2, 2021. Monday, January 31, 2022.   Monday, March 14, 2022
Time 6:30PM
Tickets These events are free and open to the public, but space is limited, and registration is required for each individual watch party.

McCarter brings its virtual play series of Paula Vogel’s Bard at the Gate plays for 2021-2022 to the Princeton Public Library’s Community Room for in-person community “watch-party screenings. 

Bard at the Gate—featuring plays that are ground-breaking, ambitious, too quirky, and too smart to be contained—directly responds to the lack of representation of diverse voices within the American theatrical canon. This uniquely curated virtual reading series is designed to become a widely accessible platform for plays by BIPOC, female, LGBTQIA+, and disabled artists. 


This season’s Bard at the Gate Watch Party Series includes: 


Thursday, November 4, 2021 — Zakiyyah Alexander’s How to Raise a Freeman

Thursday, December 2, 2021 — José Rivera’s Sonnets for an Old Century  (Note: Adult language and content.)

Monday, January 31, 2022* — Lloyd Suh’s Charles Francis Chan Jr.’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery 

Monday, March 14, 2022* — Dipika Guha’s Passing 


These events are free and open to the public.


Can’t make a Bard at the Gate Watch Party? 

You can access all of the Bard at the Gate plays from your own home via McCarter’s website. 



The Princeton Public Library is located at 64 Witherspoon Street in Princeton, NJ. 


The Bard at the Gate Watch Party Series is a Princeton Public Library and McCarter Theatre Center community partnership collaboration. 


*The January 31 and March 14 Watch Parties are Princeton Public Library, Make Us Visible NJ, and McCarter Theatre Center joint community partnership events.