About Public Forum

Public Forum brings together surprising combinations of artists, audiences, and experts to explore the issues and ideas raised on our stages.

Join us online and in-person for one-of-a-kind events with some of the most original thinkers of today.

PUBLIC FORUM hosts and participants have included Alec Baldwin, Anne Hathaway, Cynthia Nixon, Sam Waterston, former NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman, Kurt Andersen, David Brooks, David Byrne, Tony Kushner, Rachel Maddow, Wynton Marsalis, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Suzan-Lori Parks, Salman Rushdie, David Simon, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Sondheim, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Christine Baranski, Annette Bening, Jessica Chastain, Billy Collins, Matt Damon, E.L. Doctorow, Holly Hunter, James Earl Jones, Audra McDonald, and Vanessa Redgrave, among others.

THE PHILIP AND JANICE LEVIN FOUNDATION provides lead support for The Public’s access and engagement programing.