Public Conversation: Theater as Ritual for Community

Cusi Cram and Daniella Topol in Conversation

A Discussion with Playwright Cusi Cram,Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director Daniella Topol and Performance Artist Rafael Sánchez about the current site-specific, interactive production, NOVENAS FOR A LOST HOSPITAL

Monday, November 4th at 7pm
HB Playwrights Theatre | 124 Bank Street, New York

Free! | RSVP

HB Studio explores the current critically-acclaimed production of Novenas for a Lost Hospital with playwright Cusi Cram and Rattlestick Theater Artistic Director Daniella Topol.

Moderated by Edisa Weeks

Novenas for a Lost Hospital is a communal experience to remember, honor, re-imagine and celebrate St Vincent’s Hospital. Inspired by the caretakers and patients of St. Vincent’s Hospital, and guided by Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, this unique event takes a 60-person audience on a journey from an enclosed garden to Rattlestick’s intimate West Village theater to the NYC AIDS Memorial Park.

HB Public Conversations

HB’s Public Conversations series features leading theater, film, and television artists in conversation about the intentions that guide their work and their artistic vision and influences. The goal of the series is to stimulate critical dialogue about the artistic process in its social context, to educate and connect aspiring and working theater artists, and support a critically engaged theater audience. Talks are open to the public and free of charge.

NYSCA and DCA crediting


  • Time:
    November 4, 2019
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm ET
  • Location: HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street, New York, NY 10014