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The 2018 spring Public Forum lineup features a series of one-night-only events and expanded audience engagement programming to explore the ideas and themes presented on the Public Theater's stages. Highlights of the upcoming Forum season include the following...

Civic Salons: monthly brunch-time gatherings in which people can come together in the spirit of community to nurture their minds and bodies. Each month features a different theme and different participants who bring readings, songs, and a keynote address — all chosen in the hopes of inspiring civic engagement and social change.

Who Needs Truth? An Evening of Politics and Performance: If news can be fake and facts have alternatives, how are we to know what's true anymore? Does a post-truth politics tilt toward tyranny? Harvard University professor Michael Sandel leads a debate on the fate of truth in our society. Joining him are an array of artists who set the stage with thought-provoking performances.

The 2018 Poetic Address to the Nation: In this culminating event of the 2018 People's State of the Union, an amazing lineup of playwrights, poets, and musicians create a stirring evening of performances drawn from two weeks of Story Circles across the country, in which ordinary citizens have given voice to their thoughts, feelings, fears, hopes, and aspirations for the state of our union.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closes
  • Location:Joe's the Public Theater, New York City

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