PAC NYC Aerial. Photo by Iwan Baan.

“Conversations at PAC NYC” will feature high profile authors, artists, cultural influencers, and more series will launch during the opening month of the Perelman Performing Arts Center in September

The Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC NYC) and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) have teamed with Vanity Fair to present “Conversations at PAC NYC,” a series of high- profile conversations featuring award-winning authors, bestselling storytellers, and cultural changemakers from the worlds of art, entertainment, media, and politics.

The inaugural series will launch on September 26 with Kerry Washington in conversation with Vanity Fair’s Editor-in-Chief Radhika Jones and run through Spring 2024.

Future events include Jada Pinkett Smith (October 16) and Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush (November 13), with more events and moderators to be announced soon.

In-person and virtual tickets are available at

Conceived as the cultural keystone of the plan to rebuild the World Trade Center after 9/11, the opening of PAC NYC will mark the final triumph in the growth and rebirth of Lower Manhattan. Its presence will represent the resiliency of New York and the power of the arts to entertain, inspire, and unite.

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is a leading entertainment and sports agency, with global expertise in filmed and live entertainment, sports, digital media, publishing, sponsorship sales and endorsements, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, trademark licensing, and philanthropy. Distinguished by its culture of collaboration and exceptional client service, CAA’s diverse workforce identifies, innovates, and amplifies opportunities for the people and organizations that shape culture and inspire the world.

Founded in 1975, CAA is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has offices in New York, Nashville, Memphis, Chicago, Miami, London, Munich, Geneva, Stockholm, Shanghai, and Beijing, among other locations globally. For more information, please visit


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