A stirring Civil War drama, The Seabirds follows the story of two men: Shadfield, a Union lighthouse keeper, and Leance, the Confederate he rescues from the sea. Questions of power and faith ensue in this riveting play from Emerson College Writer-in-Residence William Orem.
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The Playwright - William Orem
William Orem writes about spiritual and philosophical quest. His first collection of stories, Zombi, You My Love, won the GLCA New Writers Award. His second collection, Across the River, won the Clay Reynolds Novella Prize. His first novel, Killer of Crying Deer, won the Eric Hoffer Award; Reviewer’s Bookwatch called it “a serious novel, maybe even an important one, in the tradition of Moby Dick, Heart of Darkness and The Red Badge of Courage.”
His plays have been performed in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Louisville, San Diego, Buffalo, and Boston, with a staged reading at City Theater in Manhattan. His short works have appeared in the Boston Theatre Marathon for the past five years, and he is a three-time nominee for the Heideman Award at Actors Theater of Louisville. Currently he is a Writer In Residence at Emerson College.
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