On October 20, 2018, during the Southern Writers Festival of New Plays, Alabama Shakespeare Festival debuted a short film that documents the State of the South tour and outlines our plans for developing new work in the South.
About the State of the South: Artistic Director Rick Dildine curated a diverse group of Southern playwrights whose work reflects the ever-evolving face of the South: David Lee Nelson, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, and Addae Moon.
The tour made stops in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Tennessee and met with residents in towns of all sizes. Through one-on-one interviews and group story circles, the State of the South creative team sought to answer: Who is the South? What is the South? Where is the South?
The documentary can be seen here:
Prof. Wilder's travels this past summer were documented in an earlier story here.
Wilder serves as the Tennessee Williams Playwright in Residence at the University of the South.