We broadcast of last Saturday’s World of the Play at Everyman Theatre. The discussion, called “The World of Blanche Dubois” was based on the themes of the current production, Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. Did Tennessee Williams craft a past that actually illuminates symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in his tragic heroine? Our panelists discuss that question and more.
With: Streetcar Director Derek Goldman, Artistic Director of the Davis Performing Arts Center and Professor of Theater and Performance Studies at Georgetown University, where he is Founding Director of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics; Thomas Keith, who has edited Tennessee Williams for New Directions Publishing since 2002, over sixteen titles including four volumes of previously unpublished or uncollected one-acts as well as Williams’ last full-length play, A House Not Meant to Stand, for which he wrote the introduction; and Dr. Donna Shannon, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Approved Supervisor for the State of Maryland who has provided mental health services to individuals and families in the greater Baltimore area for the past nine years.