The Talks

A Melting Pot of Nonsense

by Lavanya Sinha

The Talks: Written and Directed by Lavanya Sinha, Produced by Michael Garman, Stage Managed by Aaron Mesa

The Talks is where the ordinary is made nonsensical. Written as an experiment in Fate and Chance, all the dialogue in the play is conversation from the author’s life over the course of Reading Week, Fall 2022. The characters, stage directions, and other elements have been written in based on coin tosses, random intuitions, and what the author calls Jackson Pollock Style Inspiration, where they used a pen and, as their coin instructed, makeup, to draw a scene as they wrote it - adding things neither deliberately nor randomly, but somewhere in between. It is a world of giant mushrooms and jigsaw puzzles, of Catholic Guilt and distinctively pink pants. You may even find out how many babies can or cannot fit in a washing machine.

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Performance Dates & Times

November 9, 2023 - 7:00pm

November 10, 2023 - 7:00pm

November 11, 2023 - 7:00pm


Hopper Cabaret

Venue Accessibility: 
Building, main lobby, and facilities are accessible via an exterior-entry elevator just inside the Elm Street gate. Venue is accessible from the lobby via a wheelchair lift.


Jellyfish / Rabbit
Young Woman / Tiger
Esther Rodriguez
Nun 1 / Galadriel the Elf
Nun 3 / April
The Wicked Witch of the West
Luc Ta

Production Team

Stage Manager
Lighting Designer
Lighting Team
Costume Designer
Projections Designer
Props Designer
Sound Designer
Sound Designer
Makeup Artist
Scenic Artist