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Venue: Alamo Drafthouse DFW

September 10, 2019
Keri and Brad Springs, Six Springs Tavern Owners
Movie: Lone Star (1996)

October 8, 2019
Michael Costanzi, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas FBI Field Office
Movie: Catch Me If You Can (2002)

November 12, 2019
Kevin Sprague, Owner, and Kyle Simmons, Green Buyer and Head of Education, for Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters
Movie: Diner (1992)

February 11, 2020
Elizabeth Ellis, professional storyteller
Movie: Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

March 10, 2020
Kristian Donaldson, graphic novelist
Movie: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)

April 14, 2020 **This interview was postponed**
Liz Conrad, multimedia artist: collage, musician, seamstress, quilter, graphics, layout and design
Movie: How to Make an American Quilt (1995)

Venue: Alamo Drafthouse DFW

September 11, 2018
Dennis Kratz – The Circle by Dave Eggers in partnership with Richardson Reads One Book
Movie: BLADE RUNNER (1982) R 1hr 57m

October 9, 2018
Cat Miltenberger – Mixologist
Movie: THE GREAT GATSBY (2013) PG-13 2hr 23m

November 13, 2018
Brianna Ruelas – local author, singer
Movie: ALMOST FAMOUS (2000) R 2hr 2m

February 12, 2019
Decee Cornish – Storyteller
Movie: BIG FISH (2003) PG-13 2h 5min

March 19, 2019
Kathy Tran – Photographer
Movie: BLOW-UP (1966) NR 1h 51m

April 9, 2019
Mili Suleiman – Textile designer, graphic artist
Movie: THE DARJEELING LIMITED (2007) R 1hr 31m

Venue: Alamo Drafthouse DFW

September 20, 2017
Heather Ross and Edward Crafts, Directors of Opera in Concert, in partnership with 2017 Richardson Reads One Book (Sing for Your Life) and Half Price Books
Movie: FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (2016)

October 17, 2017
Chris Vognar, Arts and Culture Critic, Dallas Morning News
Movie: NETWORK (1976)

November 14, 2017
Paulette Martsolf, Ally Coosh Contemporary, and Jim Lively, artist
Movie: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (2006)

February 20, 2018
Michael Gooden, Architect, M Gooden Design — residential design studio
Movie: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2004)

March 13, 2018
Chris Garcia, Engineer, inventor, artist, clock maker
Movie: HUGO (2011)

April 17, 2018
Barbara Weinberger and Kurt Kleinman, Directors, Pegasus Theatre
Movie: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1998)

September 14, 2016
Dr. Robert Gregg and doctoral candidate Dario Villarreal, both working in Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas
Movie: SPARE PARTS (2015)

October 19, 2016
Jason Underwood and Blake Milton -Co-owners of Archie’s Guitars, 75080’s go-to spot from first purchases to lessons, they have it all.
Movie: WAYNE’S WORLD (1992)

November 16th, 2016
Brad Oldham and Christy Coltrin of Brad Oldham Sculpture. They approach their craft in the same manner as they do their life, in collaboration.
MOVIE: FRIDA (2002)

February 15, 2017
Dr. Dallie Clark: Lebrecht Endowed Chair for Scholarly and Civic Engagement, Collin College: “The Letter as Art in the Digital Age”
Movie: THE NOTEBOOK (2004)

March 15, 2017
Alchemy Music Academy: Cristal Givens owner and manager
Movie: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (2013)

April 12, 2017
Sarah Riehm: Richardson award-winning playwright, former member of the Richardson Cultural Arts Commission
Movie: BIRDMAN (2014)

Venue: Alamo Drafthouse DFW

September 9, 2015
Bill DiGaetano: in partnership with Richardson Reads One Book
Movie: OCEAN’S 11 (1960)

October 14, 2015
Todd Fechter: Interim Dean, ATEC, UTD
Movie: THE MATRIX (1999)

November 11, 2015
Kevin and Jenny Galvan: Owner/proprietor of Haystack Burgers & Barley
Movie: CHEF (2014)

February 10, 2016
Jimmy Wallace: Dallas musician/guitar maker
Movie: TRUE STORIES (1986)

March 16, 2016
Mike Shelby: son of Carroll Shelby, Shelby Cobra fame
Movie: BULLITT (1968)

April 20, 2016
Melanie Moore: Exec. Director of the Contemporary Chorale
Movie: PITCH PERFECT (2012)

Venue: Alamo Drafthouse DFW

September 17, 2014
Tim O’Heir: Tony award-nominated sound designer
Movie: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (2001)

October 15, 2014
Loyd Cryer: Creator of Texas Frightmare Weekend
Movie: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

November 19, 2014
Jerry Dealey: JFK Historian
Movie: Oliver Stone’s JFK (1991)

February 5, 2014
Paul Taylor Dance Company reps (special event as this was the regional premier of the documentary and a fundraiser for AIR)
Movie: CREATIVE DOMAIN (2014)

February 18, 2015
Katherine Clapner: Chef/owner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate
Movie: CHOCOLAT (2000)

March 18, 2015
James Wallace: Creative Manager, Alamo Drafthouse
Movie: ALIENS (1986)

April 8, 2015
Josh Habermann: Director, Dallas Symphony Chorus
Movie: AMADEUS (1984)

Venue: Alamo Drafthouse DFW

November 18, 2013
Roland Muzquiz: Percussionist & Director of Percussion Studies, Richardson High School
Movie: THAT THING YOU DO (1996)

October 23, 2013
Kevin Carr: Founder, & Jamie Fulton: Head Brewer, Community Beer Company
Movie: STRANGE BREW (1983)

November 20, 2013
Alan Ackles: Nationally-acclaimed voice-over artist, actor and former Richardson resident
Movie: SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)

February 19, 2014
Sylvia and Howard Smith, The Bonsai Society of Dallas
Movie: THE KARATE KID (1984)

March 19, 2014
Lee Papert: President & CEO of the Dallas Film Society with James Faust: Artistic Director of the Dallas Film Society
Movie: PRIMER (2004)

April 23, 2014
Erin Hannigan: Principal oboist with the DSO, as well as canine activist
Movie: BEETHOVEN (1992)

Venue: Richardson Theatre Centre

September 19, 2012
Dr. Dennis Kratz: Dean, School of Arts & Humanities, University of Texas at Dallas

October 17, 2012
Cecy Turner: Award-winning watercolorist and oil painter; Cottonwood Arts Festival participating artist

November 14, 2012
Clay Couturiaux: Director, Richardson Symphony Orchestra

February 20, 2013
Kristian Donaldson: Graphic Novelist

March 20, 2013
5 Second Rule: Irish band

April 17, 2013
Michelle Gibson: Award-winning Choreographer

Venue: shared between Repertory Company Theatre (RCT) and Richardson Theatre Centre (RTC)

September 21, 2011
Jennifer Ciobanu: Soprano, Professor at University of Texas at Arlington

October 19, 2011
Myron Stennet: Director of Visual Arts, K-12, Richardson ISD

November 16, 2011
Debra Carter: Executive Director, Repertory Company Theater (The REP)
Rachael Lindley: Artistic Director, Richardson Theatre Centre

February 15, 2012
David Fisher: Executive Director, Turtle Creek Chorale

March 21, 2012
Rhonda Miller: Art Dallas

April 18, 2012
Thomas Nynas: Graphic Designer and Creative Director, David Sutherland, Inc.

Venue: Renaissance-Richardson Hotel

October 20, 2010
Thomas Hutchings: Award-winning Trumpeter with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra

November 17, 2010
Russ Porter: Director, Children’s Chorus of Collin County

February 16, 2011
Kurt Rongey: Operations and Programming Manager, WRR Classical 101.1 FM

March 23, 2011
Scott Trent: City of Frisco’s Artist-in-Residence, arts advocate and creative thinkers

April 20, 2011
Dale Syverson: Director, Rich-Tones Chorus