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!
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.