by Amrita Ramanan, Artistic Associate/Literary Manager
Eager to learn more about one of journalism's greatest rabble-rousers? Take part in a conversation following certain performances of Red Hot Patriot with guest panelists, ranging from friends and colleagues of Molly Ivins’ to prominent journalists, authors and artists. The series will take place following select Sunday matinees of Red Hot Patriot (at approximately 3:15 p.m.) September 9, 16, 23 and 30; and October 7. Panels are free and open to the public.
From the Front Page to the Stage: The Creation of Red Hot Patriot – September 9 at 3:15 p.m.
Known for her feisty commentary and unapologetic critique, Molly Ivins’ words and witticisms graced the eyes of millions of readers through her syndicated columns and best-selling books. But what was the process of getting this memorable writer from the page to the stage? Former Houston Chronicle columnist Cragg Hines sits down with playwright Margaret Engel for an insider’s look into the inspiration behind Red Hot Patriot.
She Can’t Say That, Can She?: Women in Journalism – September 16 at 3:15 p.m.
How has a woman’s role in journalism evolved throughout the ages? Do female reporters today receive an equal voice in the newsroom? 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.
The Lone Star State Lady– September 23 at 3:15 p.m.
Through her upbringing and work at the Houston Chronicle, Texas Observer and Dallas Times Herald, it’s no surprise that Texas remained a prominent subject in Molly Ivins’ writing. Hear from friends, colleagues and fellow Texans on how the Lone Star State impacted Ivins personally and influenced her professionally.
Curating the News –September 30 at 3:15 p.m.
How has the history of the news been documented? Newseum Vice Chairman 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.
Up Close and Personal:Molly Ivins’ Life and Legacy – October 7 at 3:15 p.m.
Eager to learn more about the woman behind the words? Join Molly Ivins’ “Chief
of Stuff” Betsy Moon in an intimate conversation about Molly’s personality, career and her continued influence on journalists today.