CONVERSATIONS WITH TENNESSEE - PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Conversations with Tennessee: Panel Discussions curated by Tennessee Williams expert Thomas Mitchell
Three panels address aspects of the author’s life and work. Each will begin with a brief performance of material from Tennessee Williams’s letters, journals, or other writing, followed by a discussion between artists and scholars.
9am: Progressive Politics in Tennessee Williams’ St. Louis – Greg Carr, Melissa Wolfe
Williams came of age in the politically, socially, and racially radical 1930s. What can be learned from understanding the artists, writers, and activists who were centered at Franklin and Grand 80 years ago?
10am: Tennessee in Mexico: The Playwright as Tourist – Michael Wilson, Nisi Sturgis, Tim Ocel
From the early years of his career, Williams travelled to Mexico as a retreat from the pressures of his professional life. What does his writing tell us about the influence of Mexican culture in work like "The Night of the Iguana?"
11am: Why Tennessee? Why Now?
David Kaplan, Michael Wilson (Moderated by Tom Mitchell)
Tennessee Williams lived in St. Louis 85 years ago, but his work offers a springboard to consider issues of gender, race, and national identity today. A group of artistic leaders discuss how and why Williams merits a festival in the city he once called home.
All panels sponsored by : Missouri Humanities Council
May 11, 2019 - 9:00 AM
Progressive Politics in Tennessee Williams' St. LouisMay 11, 2019 - 10:00 AM
Tennessee in Mexico: The Playwright as TouristMay 11, 2019 - 11:00 AM
Why Tennessee? Why Now?
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