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Tennessee Williams orbited the world among a constellation of friends: playwrights, painters, novelists and composers who, in the 1950s and early 60s were mainstream celebrities at the height of their artistic powers.
These acclaimed men and women kept their private lives private, but shared with each other their secrets and lovers, good parties, a love of words and alcohol, and a belief in hard work as salvation.
The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival invites you celebrate those friendships with eye-opening productions of plays by Williams alongside those of his contemporaries.
The Festival is proud to announce that author, dramaturg and educator Michael Paller will be a participating scholar at this year's Tennessee Williams Institute (TWI), held during the week of the Festival in September.
Paller is the author of Gentlemen Callers: Tennessee Williams, Homosexuality and Mid-20th Century Drama as well as the book Tennessee Williams: The Playwright in Context and various essays on Williams' work. He is Director of Humanities at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, where he teaches in their MFA acting conservatory.
Paller will lead a workshop at TWI this year to develop a script inspired by "Mother Yaws," a late short story by Williams. The adaptation is by Randall Rapstine, who was a student at TWI last year.
Now in its third year, TWI is a university-level symposium for graduate-level students offered in conjunction with the Festival. Paller will be joining well-known Williams scholars Thomas Keith and Annette Saddik at the Institute this year.
"My students find the program enlightening and enriching," said Mark Charney, Chair of Texas Tech University's Department of Theatre and Dance, and one of the co-developers of the Institute. "They see groundbreaking productions, gain insights from the best Williams scholars in the world, and get to talk with performers after having experienced their shows, adding an even deeper layer of understanding."