The 19th – Thunderclap

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by Tamara Kissane
presented by William Peace University and Burning Coal Theatre Company
Release date:  August 27, 2020

Parents Rachel and Jake are stoked that their daughter, Alice is now 18 and can vote, but she doesn’t believe that her vote will actually help.  Content warning: language and sexual violence

About the Playwrights and Producing Theatres

Tamara Kissane is a Durham based playwright and podcast host of The Artists’ Soapbox.  Her stage-plays have been produced by both hands theatre company, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern and Women’s Theatre Festival. Her stage-plays, The New Colossus and Master Builder were commissioned and performed by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern in 2016 & 2018.  She is the host of Artist Soapbox, a weekly podcast featuring original audio fiction and interviews with Triangle/NC artists about their creative process.  She has worked with University Theatre at NC State, Manbites Dog Theater, The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, Duke Theatre Studies, Transactors Improv, Summer Sisters, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Archipelago and both hands theatre company.  She is the current Piedmont Laureate.   Her play Thunderclap is being produced by William Peace University, directed by Amy Pridgen, featuring Lilly Mills, Jesse Farmer, Nicole Holmes.   WPU Theatre offers a competitive curriculum that ensures professional training in an environment conducive to academic study and creative expression. We challenge students to become artists, scholars, and educators that examine the symbiotic relationship of the arts and their communities. Classes are led by award-winning teachers who have vast professional and academic experience and continue to work in the professional world. Students train under an impressive network of faculty and guest artists whose credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours, professional regional theatre, television, film, and radio, as well as strong academic achievements such as numerous publications, research presentations at prestigious international conferences, and teaching awards. More information on WPU’s four unique theatre major offerings (B.A. Theatre, B.F.A. Musical Theatre, B.A. Arts Administration, and B.A. Theatre Education) and Main Stage Productions can be found at