Civil War New Plays

February 28, 2013 - 1:30 PM
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2012 file photo U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey is seen at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. Four major universities are joining theater companies in Boston, Baltimore, Washington and Atlanta in a project to commission new plays, music and dance compositions about the Civil War and its lasting legacy 150 years later. In Atlanta, Alliance Theatre and Emory will develop a new theatrical production of Trethewey's Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Native Guard," with a workshop planned for 2014. It recounts the story of a black Civil War regiment assigned to guard white Confederate soldiers on Ship Island off Mississippi's Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)