“Tucson Alliance of Dramatic Artists Announces
2012 Script Submission Contest Winner”
(Tucson, AZ - August 26, 2013) As a final result of its 2012 Script Submission Contest, the Tucson Alliance of Dramatic Artists is announcing its first place winner:
Emmett, Down In My Heart by Clare Coss
This script was based upon the historic incident in which 14-year-old Emmett Till of Chicago, while visiting relatives in Mississippi, was brutally beaten, tortured and killed for daring to speak to a white women. The play included actual characters and composites to tell the family’s side from beginning to end, and the terrible results of a manipulated system in a time, not so gone by.
The writer, Clare Coss, of New York City, is a playwright, psychotherapist and activist who is convinced that we have it in our power to create a just and safer world, and her plays reflect this.
Her publications include: Lillian D. Wald: Progressive Activist (Feminist Press) and an anthology of lesbian love poems, The Arc of Love, (Scribner) ( a Lambda Literary Award Finalist). Among her plays are String of Pearls; Our Place in Time: Ten Scenes from the Twentieth Century; The Blessing; Lillian Wald: At Home on Henry Street; Growing Up Gothic; The Daughters Cycle: Daughters; Sister/Sister; Electra Speaks; The Well of Living Waters; and, The Star Strangled Banner. Her new plays are Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington; Lillian Wald: At Home on Henry Street; and, Dangerous Territory.
Coss is a member of PEN; The Dramatists Guild; The League of Professional Theatre Women; and, the Columbia University Seminar on Women and Society. She was a Board Member for The Thanks Be To Grandmother Winifred Foundation, and served for ten years as Poetry Editor for Affilia, a journal of women & social work, and as co-poetry editor for On the Issues Magazine.
This play will be given a full production as a World Premiere in Tucson’s upcoming theatre season.
The Tucson Alliance of Dramatic Artists (TADA!), a is a non-profit professional level repertory theatre company with a primary focus dedicated to producing and presenting never produced, original works of relevance, that reach out to our diverse community as it educates, enriches, and entertains its audience. These plays will reach the heart and mind of the audience.
The TADA 2013 Submission Contest ends September 1. The 2014 Contest will begin accepting submissions May 1, 2014.
For further information contact Sheldon Metz at email@example.com.
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