Episode 534. Writing About ‘Veils’

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Playwright Tom Coash has written Veils, the story of a culture clash between two Muslim women — one American, one Egyptian, both college students — and how their friendship is tested by their different expressions of faith. After six professional productions, Veils recently had its college production premiere at Pacific University in Oregon where Tom spoke about how he came to give voice to characters who don’t usually get to tell their stories onstage. Featuring surprising humor, being overtaken by actual events, letting characters speak for themselves, and the difficulties of writing like a…teenager. (Length 21:30) (Pictured: Gabie Mbenza-Ngoma in the Pacific University Theatre Department production of Veils.)

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Thad Humphries · March 8, 2017 at 8:15 am

I hope this is performed somewhere in Virginia.

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