Sunday, December 10 at 3:30pm

After the performance on Sunday, December 10, join us for this one-hour panel discussion co-moderated by the The Lifespan of a Fact dramaturgs Bryar Barborka and Maren Robinson and featuring the following guests:

Peter Slevin is a Chicago-based contributing writer for The New Yorker, where his stories are fact-checked to within an inch of their lives. He spent a decade on the Washington Post’s national staff, as well as seven years as the Miami Herald’s European correspondent, covering the collapse of the Soviet empire. Peter is the author of Michelle Obama: A Life, which was a finalist for the PEN/America award for biography. He teaches at Northwestern University, where he is a professor at the Medill School of Journalism.

Charles Whitaker is Dean and professor at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Before joining the Medill faculty, Whitaker was a senior editor at Ebony magazine, where he covered a wide range of cultural, social, and political issues and events on four continents, including two U.S. presidential campaigns and the installation of the first black members of the British Parliament. Whitaker has led a prolific journalism career, working with institutions such as the Miami Herald and the Louisville Times, and contributing articles to the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Magazine, Jet Magazine, Essence Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Saturday Evening Post, Chicago Parent magazine, and Folio, the magazine of the magazine industry. 

This Sunday Scholars discussion will last approximately one hour and is FREE and open to the public. If you would like to attend but are not attending the show that day, please arrive by 3:30pm and you can enter the theatre once the performance concludes. Questions? Call the Box Office at 773.281.8463 x6.