Tennessee Williams

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“If I could only see it!” Read a newly unearthed letter from Tennessee Williams to Eugene O’Neill.

Exciting archival news: University of Kentucky professor Herman Farrell recently discovered a letter from Tennessee Williams to Eugene O’Neill, previously only rumored to exist. Farrell unearthed the letter in a collection of O’Neill-related documents at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library and, as he told The Eugene O’Neill Review, “immediately recognized that it was a new discovery.”
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Intimate new documentary explores parallel lives and friendship of Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams

In order to see this embed, you must give consent to Social Media cookies. Open my cookie preferences. ‘Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams were two of the most famous American writers of their time. For more than forty years, these giants of American literature goaded and supported one another in the agonising quest to turn life into art. This is an encounter between the lifelong friends in their own words.’ So begins Truman and Tennessee, a new must-watch 90-minute documentary directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland that profiles these two literary giants.
Theater & DanceLincoln Journal Star

OmniArts to present 2 plays by Tennessee Williams

OmniArts Nebraska will present two short plays -- "The Chalky White Substance" and "The Traveling Companion" -- by one of the foremost dramatists of the 20th century, Tennessee Williams. The curtain will rise for these plays Thursday through Saturday, April 29-May 1, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 2, at...

Mark your calendar for a weekend lineup with Empathy, Heart, and Tennessee Williams

Top offerings for the upcoming weekend include two online concerts and conversations, and a live outdoor solo show at a popular off-off-Broadway venue, so be sure to mark your calendar in advance for these entertaining and enlightening world-premiere works. Empathy Concert – This week marks one year since the beginning...
Columbus, MSwcbi.com

Columbus honors playwright Tennessee Williams

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – He is remembered for his way with words. This weekend Columbus honors legendary playwright Tennessee Williams on his birthday. Friday’s party celebrates the 110th birthday of the Columbus native. Cake and conversation were served at the Tennessee Williams House Museum on Main Street in Columbus. Actors...
New Orleans, LAoffbeat.com

Tennessee Williams Festival goes virtual with literary and theatrical events

The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival returns for its 35th annual celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater, and the works of Tennessee Williams. The 2021 festival will offer two consecutive weekends of virtual programming in March: a Writer’s Retreat followed by a weekend of traditional events presented online. Even the festival’s dramatic closing act, a Stella shouting contest inspired by A Streetcar Named Desire, will be held virtually.
New York City, NYdcmetrotheaterarts.com

Food for Thought opens season with Christopher Durang and Tennessee Williams

Founded by writer Susan Charlotte in the fall of 2000, Off-Broadway’s award-winning Food For Thought Productions (FFTP), now in its 21st year, was the first theater company back in live action in NYC last July, and persisted in presenting monthly performances through the remainder of 2020. To date, FFTP has presented over a thousand shows with Oscar, Tony, and Emmy award-winning writers, actors, and directors, including such luminaries as Arthur Miller, August Wilson, Elaine May, Elaine Stritch, Danny Aiello, Kathleen Turner, Tony Roberts, Peter Bogdonovich, Judd Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, Eric Stoltz, Kyra Sedgwick, Rosie Perez, Judith Light, Christine Baranski, Rita Moreno, and more.
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When Tennessee Williams was 16, he won a writing contest by pretending to be a disgruntled divorcee.

On the 38th anniversary of Tennessee Williams’s death, we’re remembering his very first published piece of writing, written way before he was a literary giant—and even before he used his own name. (Well, his assumed name, but still.) As a sixteen-year-old, Williams was published in the 1927 issue of the “magazine of cleverness” Smart Set, for winning a writing contest entitled, “Can a Good Wife Be a Good Sport?” (Spoiler: apparently not.) In order to establish credibility on the subject, he assumed the persona of a divorced husband hurt by his wife’s infidelity. Here’s the amazing lede:
Westport, CTuconn.edu

Tennessee Williams, Shakespeare Highlight Virtual CRT Spring Season

The Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s 2021 virtual spring season will feature three one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, one of America’s foremost 20th century playwrights, and two productions by William Shakespeare. Williams’ “Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen,” which premiered in Westport in 1958, opens the season with...
Meridian, MSMeridian Star

Tennessee Williams exhibit opens at The MAX in Meridian

There was no need to take a streetcar named Desire to find yourself in Tennessee Williams’ world as an exhibit on the writers' life opened Saturday at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience in Meridian. Born in Columbus, Williams is considered among the foremost playwrights of 20th century American drama....
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Tennessee Williams exhibit coming to The MAX

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience welcomes a new exhibit focused on a playwright that explored the art of painting. Known primarily as a writer of plays, Tennessee Williams: The Playwright & the Painter gives us a look into Williams’ innermost thoughts and struggles in visual form.
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Coming to The MAX 'Tennessee Williams: The Painter and the Playwright' opens Feb. 6

A new exhibition featuring paintings by one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century is coming to The MAX. “Tennessee Williams: The Painter and the Playwright, opens Saturday, Feb. 6, at the downtown Meridian venue. Widely recognized as a playwright, Williams was also a painter. While he used his plays to explore the dynamics of the American South and his tumultuous upbringing, Williams turned to painting to express other private thoughts.

Close Looks at Cocktail Hour: Tennessee Williams

Zoom - Join the Ackland’s Object Based Teaching Fellow, Erin Dickey, for an informal conversation focused on one work of art from the Ackland’s new Close Looks digital feature. Plan to look closely and think collectively—and bring a drink of your choosing.