An intriguing script challenge. I was commissioned to write a play that was somehow "about" the historic first meeting of the Southern Conference for Human Welfare, held in Birmingham in November 1938. (One famous moment of which was First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's protesting the segregation of the attendees by moving her chair into the "no man's land" of the center aisle, to the frustration of new police chief Bull Connor.) The result was Crossing Lines, a two-person show in which the African American bellman at a segregated hotel comes into conflict with a woman from the North who has come to Birmingham for the Conference. She too is African American but has never encountered segregation before, and is surprised by his acceptance of the situation. This script is now availabe for production -- contact me.

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