Follow-Up on New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest — New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest , Rudy Gray — AAPEX

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Follow-Up on New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest

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Part of "The Best of 13" Festival of Plays - The 13th Street Rep produces this outstanding play for a 2nd time. Conversation with a Kleagle by Rudy Gray is directed by Kevin B. Ploth. The Executive Producer is Sandra Nordgren. Based on a true story, at the height of a lynching epidemic in the late 1920's, a black journalist, passing for white, travels to the deep South to interview a Kleagle, a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan. When his true racial identity is discovered by the Klan he escapes being lynched, only to find that his rescuer's family paid a dear price, a price that brings the journalist back to the south to confront the Kleagle and the Klan.
Thank you so much for posting the contest. We really appreciate it.

The 2004 winner for the contest is Conversation with a Kleagle (recruiter for the KKK) written by an African American playwright, Rudy Gray. Mr. Gray is my only literary client and that is by choice. The show is running through March 29. I am the Executive Producer of the play. I have attached a flyer (above). Perhaps some people in the NY area would like to come see it and meet the playwright and me. It is such an extraordinary play. I am so sad to see it close though we have other theaters expressing interest in it.

Sandra Nordgren
New Works of Merit
511 Avenue of the Americas - #2000
New York, NY 10011

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