The Tennessee Williams Annual Review

2018 Tennessee Williams Scholars Conference

Friday, March 23, 2018
Schedule of Events

The Historic New Orleans Collection
Williams Research Center
410 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA
Robert Bray, Conference Director

9:00-9:15 Opening remarks, Robert Bray
9:15-10:30 Williams in the Academy
A survey of current research by burgeoning Williams scholars demonstrates that the great playwright’s work still resonates with a new generation of his followers.
Panelists: Daniel Ciba, Tufts University Alison Walls, The Graduate Center, City University of New York Kyungjin Jo, The Graduate Center, City University of New York Moderator: Bess Rowen, Purchase College, City University of New York
10:45-12:00 Williams, Race, and Ethnicity
Join us as scholars explore the ways in which Williams portrays African-Americans and various ethnic groups in his drama and fiction.
Panelists: Trimiko Melancon, Loyola University New Orleans Jack Barbera, University of Mississippi Tom Mitchell, University of Illinois Moderator: Colby Kullman, University of Mississippi
1:30-2:45 A Streetcar Running 70 Years: Production and Performance
Panelists discuss memorable productions of Williams’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play, from the 1947 Broadway Premiere to the Current Staging at Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré.
Panelists: Max Williams, Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré John Bak, Université de Lorraine Henry Schvey, Washington University Moderator: Stuart Noel, Georgia Perimeter College
3:15-4:30 Interior: Panic
We move to Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré for a reading of Williams’s early one-act blueprint for A Streetcar Named Desire. Performed by the University of Illinois Theatre Department under the direction of Tom Mitchell. Introduction to the play by Robert Bray.
Le Petit Théâtre, 616 St. Peter Street

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