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Kingdom Of Earth in New Orleans

Posted on: July 29th, 2015 by KKohlhaas No Comments

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KINGDOM OF EARTH, presented by the newly-formed Tennessee Williams Theater Company of New Orleans, and directed by Augustin J. Correro runs July 31-August 16th! For info and dates/times, go to

Fall 2013 All-Tennessee Williams Advanced Scene Class

Posted on: January 6th, 2014 by KKohlhaas No Comments

Photos from the final presentation of our Fall 2013 All-Tennessee Williams Advanced Scene Class in NYC. This class featured work on eight Williams plays, many of them set in the Mississippi Delta. We had guest lectures from Williams expert Thomas Keith, and accent coaching from the great Susan Finch. Stay tuned for this year’s classes!




Oct 27 Tennessee Williams Mississippi Delta Seminar in NYC

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by KKohlhaas No Comments

Many thanks to all who attended! We had a great time at last Sunday’s NYC seminar, which included film clips from the documentary by director Karen Kohlhaas; a Mississippi Delta accent class with Susan Finch; a talk on Williams’ Delta plays that became Hollywood movies by Thomas Keith, and Melinda Grace and Perri Yaniv (pictured) in a scene from Williams’ early Delta play SPRING STORM. Written when Williams was only 26, SPRING STORM contains themes Williams was to develop in many of his later plays.  Stay tuned for our upcoming events!

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Welcome to the new site and blog!

Posted on: September 23rd, 2013 by KKohlhaas No Comments


This cemetery angel in Clarksdale, Mississippi is said by locals to be the inspiration for the angel fountain in Tennessee Williams’ play, SUMMER AND SMOKE, which was set in a Mississippi Delta town, “in a year shortly before the first World War”. Williams moved to Clarksdale with his mother, sister, and grandparents in 1917, the year he turned 6 years old. Previously, the family had lived in his birthplace of Columbus, Mississippi as well as Nashville, Tennessee, and Canton, Mississippi. This film will tell the story of Williams’ years in Clarksdale, as well as his connections to other towns in Mississippi and the Delta, and how frequently Mississippi and its people ended up in his plays, poems, and stories.

Please look around the site, and visit often—we will be updating frequently. And please spread the word!

Click here to read more about this film!