MS Delta Tennessee Williams Festival

September 30, 2016October 1, 2016

The Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival sponsored by Coahoma Community College continues to acquaint Mississippians of all ages with America's great playwrights: his diversity/broad scope of works, the 2016 celebration will focus on his two Pulitzer Prize Award winners: A Streetcar Named Desire & Cat On A Hot Tin Roof during this Pulitzer Foundation Centennial year. Exploring his legendary characters/plays that have become international classics still relevant & being preformed today is a master scholars panel with theatrical/literary expertise: Dr. Kenneth Holditch, Dr. Colby Kullman, and Dr. Ralph Voss. A second panel composed of stage director/filmmaker acting teacher Karen Kohlhaas; artist, poet and English professor Dr. Ann Fisher-Wirth; & actor/theater producer/teacher Susan McPhail who has produced Streetcar and portrayed Tennessee Williams' women will explore the playwright's heroines; and a third panel including Kohlhaas who is completing her documentary on Tennessee Williams in the Mississippi Delta, Kullman, & Journalist/theatre/movie critic and native Mississippian Tom "Coop" Cooper will address Delta influences on the playwright. The innovative/ talented Vandal Theatre Lab from the University of Idaho has been invited to perform during the Festival's Friday night Cutrer Mansion reception & again as a Saturday afternoon porch play!

No Cost.

Sponsored by: Coahoma Community College & MS Humanities Council.

Funded by the Mississippi Humanities Council.  The Mississippi Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information regarding this event:

Contact: Marilyn Starks Phone: (662) 621-4154
Coahoma Community College- Clarksdale Historic District
3240 Friars Point Road
Clarksdale, MS 38614
United States
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