Panel Discussions

 

Reflections on Tennessee Williams in the Centenary Year

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Arthur Miller Theatre

Panel Discussion led by Enoch Brater, Professor of Theatre & Drama

Panelist:

"The Paper Lantern: Tennessee Williams’ Enduring Magic at 100"
                 Associate Professor Deborah Geis, DePauw University

 

Williams in Production

Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 5:00 PM
Arthur Miller Theatre
Panel Discussion led by Leigh Woods, UM Professor of Theatre & Drama

Panelists:

"Playing Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire"
                 Christina Traister, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
"Exploringing language and diction issues in TW’s plays"
                  Annette Masson, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
"Make Voyages!—Attempt Them!: Block Eight on the Camino Real"
                  Malcolm Tulip, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
"Williams and Chekhov"; Kate Mendeloff, U-M Residential College
"The Use of Incidental Music in Williams’ Plays"; Steve Zuckerman, Director
"Unlocking Desire: A Play (Blanche revisited) | A Poem (Williams went there to)"
                 Barbara Neri, Artistic Director Khoros Inc.
"Physicalizing Williams’ Women"
                 Lauren McConnell, Assistant Professor, Central Michigan University
"Playing Val Xavier in Orpheus Descending"
                 Leigh Woods, Professor, University of Michigan


Suddenly Last Summer: Process and Production
Thursday, October 13, 2011 aproximately 9:00 PM

Arthur Miller Theatre

Post-show discussion led by director Philip Kerr with designers and cast

Featuring Costume Designer Christianne Myers, Assistant Professor U-M, dramaturg Aislinn Frantz,
and cast members Emily Berman, Aimée Garcia, Melissa Golliday, Elly Jarvis, Dan Rubens, Madeline Sharton, Matthew Socha, Derek Joseph Tran, Kendra Williams

 

Sexuality and Gender in Williams’ Plays

Friday, October 14, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Arthur Miller Theatre
Panel Discussion led by E.J. Westlake, Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama

Panelists:

"This Game Isn’t Seven-Card Stud: Rereading Williams’s Women"
                  Cory Nelson, Brandeis University
"The Public and Private Expression of Desire in Tennessee Williams"
                  Aislinn Frantz, University of Michigan Department of Theatre & Drama
"Cruising Temporalities in Tennessee Williams’s The Mysteries of the Joy Rio"
                  Chung-Hao Ku, University of Michigan Department of English
"Kind-ness: The Sexual Politics of Inheritance in Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
                  Sarah Withers, Indiana University

 

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