Class of 1960 Adjunct Faculty Research Fund

May 2023: I was awarded a grant from Barnard College, where I teach playwriting, to support the writing and development of “Moseley.”

“Moseley” will draw upon the troubled and troubling history of my Mississippi forebears, many of whom were enslavers. Via this history, and via a personal lens, an examination of my own place in the world, I hope to uncover and explore links between the past and the present.

I’ve worked on much of this material in prose form, am taking a different approach here as I write a play on the subject. The grant will support travel to Mississippi, and also a workshop of the script, once it is completed.