Meet the Parent
New York City Children’s Theater’s Meet the Parent series is specifically designed to provide opportunities for our adult audience members to connect with us and each other around issues important to them as parents, grandparents and caretakers.
Each conversation will explore the intersection between career and parenting with an added focus on artistic careers.
Join us on Monday, February 10th at 8pm for a conversation with Tony Award Nominees Kathleen Chalfant & Sybille Pearson.
Meet the Parent
Tony Award Nominees Kathleen Chalfant & Sybille Pearson | Monday, February 10th at 8pm
Theatre Row, a program of Building for the Arts, NY
FREE Admission for Members | $20 General Admission
Kathleen Chalfant BROADWAY: Angels in America (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Racing Demon, Dance With Me. OFF-BROADWAY: Wit (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Connecticut Critics Circle, and Obie Awards), For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday, A Walk in the Woods (Drama Desk nomination), Talking Heads (Obie Award), Nine Armenians (Drama Desk nomination), Henry V (Callaway Award). LONDON & LOS ANGELES: Ovation Awards for Wit and Red Dog Howls. FILM: Isn’t it Delicious?, R.I.P.D., Lackawanna Blues, Perfect Stranger, Kinsey, Laramie Project, Random Hearts. SELECT TELEVISION “The Affair,” “The Strain,” “The Americans,” “House of Cards,” “The Book of Daniel,” “One Life to Live”; “Madam Secretary,” “Elementary. AWARDS: 1996 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence, 2004 Lortel Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance, 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the League of Professional Women, and the 2018 Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. She received the Drama League and Sidney Kingsley Awards and an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Cooper Union
Sybille Pearson is a nationally recognized playwright and musical theater book-writer with over 30 years experience in national and regional theater, with extensive involvement in arts education. She was a member of committee establishing the forerunner of the current NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program curriculum, and has taught there for over 35 years.
Her musical productions on Broadway, in regional theater and internationally include BABY, GIANT and RAIN, and her plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles. These include SALLY AND MARSHA, LITTLE GOING AWAY PARTY, and UNFINISHED STORIES.
Commissions: Metropolitan Opera Company, Kennedy Center New Play Grant, Mark Taper Forum, Manhattan Theatre Club.
Awards: Tony Award Nomination, Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical, BABY, Drama Desk Nomination for Best Musical, BABY, 1984, Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Best Musical, BABY, 1984, Best Regional Play winner, UNFINISHED STORIES, Berilla Kerr Award for Excellence in Playwriting, Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award, 1998
Fellowships: The Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference Fellowship, Rockefeller Playwriting Fellowship, Sundance Playwriting Fellowship, New York Theater Workshop Playwright Fellowships.
Residencies: Playwright in residence: Yale University, SUNY Purchase “Summer Fest”, The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, The Denver Center Theatre, The Blue Ridge Mountain Playwrights Festival,
Boards and committees: Advisory Board of the Circle Repertory Theatre, Board Member of The League For Professional Theater Women, Board Member of the Women’s Project and Steering Committee, Advisory Board of the “Usual Suspects” of The New York Theatre Workshop, Advisory Board for Making Books Sing /NYCCT from 2008
Panels: Multiple topics: “Bookwriting”, “Playwrights about Directors”, “New Play Development”, “The Long Distance Runners” “Sexual bias in Theatre Career Choice”, “Working in the Theatre”.
A member of the Dramatists Guild she lives in New York City with her husband and near her two sons and two grandchildren.