Panel Discussions


Each season, Hattiloo 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 to share their perspectives on subjects related to each play’s themes and relevant social issues. Panel discussions are free and open to the public.

  • Jelly’s Last Jam Panel Discussion:
    When the Color Line Bends Toward White, Aug. 8, 2019, 6p
  • Between Riverside and Crazy Panel Discussion:
    Law Enforcement and the Black Community, Sept. 26, 2019, 6p
  • EclipsedPanel Discussion:
    African Refugees in Memphis, Oct. 10, 2019, 6p
  • Urban Nativity – Panel Discussion:
    How Millenials Observe Their Faith, Nov. 21, 2019, 6p
  • Detroit 67– Panel Discussion: Why Do We Riot? A Conversation with Black Protestors, Jan. 16, 2020 at 6p
  • Women in the Pit– Panel Discussion:
    Black Women in the Pulpit, February 27, 2020, 6p
  • Buzzer Panel Discussion:
    Aspects of Interracial Dating, April 23, 2020, 6p
  • Marie and Rosetta Panel Discussion:
    How Gospel Music Inspired Rock and Roll, May 21, 2020, 6p