In the beginning -         In 1955 14-year old Emmett Till was murdered not far upriver from where I was a junior at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.  No one would talk about what happened, a child brutally tortured and lynched and the failure of justice. “You’re a yankee – you just don’t understand how … Continue reading

Dans les rivieres du Delta

French translation of Emmett, Down in My Heart Staged Reading in Paris October 2011Translator: William PelletierProducer:  Stephanie Campion, Moving Parts Theatre, Carr's Pub, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, ParisCast in order of appearance: Gigi Lebron, Mamie Till-MobleyMaxime Mathurin, Emmett TillGrace Coston, Roanne TaylorGabrielle Vigouroux, Carolyn BryantOlivier Abate, Roy BryantEtienne Alsamia, Uncle Mose WrightMata Gabin, Aunt … Continue reading Dans les rivieres du Delta

Lillian Wald: A Home on Henry Street

by Clare Coss Running Time: One HourRequirements: A table and chairPresented at Colleges and Universities, Conferences and Conventions, Community Centers and Schools Lillian D. Wald (1867-1940) Lillian D. Wald, pioneering public health nurse, social reformer and peace activist, created the Henry Street Settlement, Visiting Nurse Service, Neighborhood Playhouse, public playgrounds, school lunches and countless other … Continue reading Lillian Wald: A Home on Henry Street