Panel Discussions

Each season, the artistic director carefully selects plays and musicals to make us laugh, cry, dance in our seats, think about our neighbors, celebrate our history, and reflect on the world around us. Just as in real life, every story is important. And every play that hits the Hattiloo stage is an opportunity to get the community engaged in subjects that are meaningful in one way or another.

For each play in the season, Hattiloo assembles some of the brightest minds in Memphis to share their perspectives on subjects related to the play's themes and relevant social issues. Panel discussions are free and open to the public.

The Devil's Music: The Life & Blues of Bessie Smith
How the Blues Affects Today's Music
Thursday, August 11, 2016, 6p


Mr. Rikey Calls a Meeting
America: Pre - and Post Jackie Robinson

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6p

The House That Will Not Stand
Issues of Complexion Among Black Women

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6p

Blueprints to Freedom
The LGBTQ Community's Role in Social Justice

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6p

Crowns
The History of Black Women in the Church

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 6p

Gem of the Ocean
Exploring the Modern Day Middle Passage

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6p

Aida
When Social Classes Collide

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 6p

NOW PLAYING

Gem of the Ocean (Classic)

April 28th - May 21st

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 7:30p
Saturday Matinees: 2p
Sunday Matinees 3p
No late seating. Plays run 4 - 5 weeks.


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