WHAT: Engage@ArenaStage Panel Series. Guest panelists ranging from friends and colleagues of Molly Ivins’ to prominent journalists, authors and artists will join in conversation.
WHEN: Following the Sunday matinees of Red Hot Patriot (approximately 3:15 p.m.) on September 9, 16, 23 and 30; and October 7.
COST: Panels are free and open to the public.
Sept. 9: From the Front Page to the Stage: The Creation of Red Hot Patriot – Former Houston Chronicle columnist Cragg Hines sits down with playwright Margaret Engel for an insider’s look into the inspiration behind Red Hot Patriot.
Sept. 16: She Can’t Say That, Can She?: Women in Journalism – Author and former Washington Post reporter Myra MacPherson recounts her professional journey of breaking into the old boy’s club with friend and colleague Molly Ivins.
Sept. 23: The Lone Star State Lady – Hear from friends, colleagues and fellow Texans on how the Lone Star State impacted Ivins personally and influenced her professionally.
Sept. 30: Curating the News – Shelby Coffey III shares his experience with educating the public about the value of a free press in a free society and memorializing the stories of the world’s important events in unique and engaging ways.
Oct. 7: Up Close and Personal: Molly Ivins’ Life and Legacy – Join Molly Ivins’ “Chief of Stuff” Betsy Moon in an intimate conversation about Molly’s personality, career and her continued influence on journalists today.
Reminder: Southwest Night for Red Hot Patriot is September 4 at 7:30.