Pirate's Alley Faulkner SocietyWords & Music

Hal Clark

Playwright & Novelist

Author of:

Fishers of Men





Martin "Bats" Bradford ("Dabarrow," seated left), Harold Ellis Clark (playwright/producer, standing left), Oliver Thomas ("Bishop James Perriloux," seated center), Al Aubry ("Deacon Job," standing center), John Grimsley (director/set designer, standing right), and Damien Moses ("Vic," seated right).
Photo credit: Jim Belfon

Hal Clark, WYLD’s award-winning talk show host, presented his new play, Fishers of Men, starring Oliver Thomas as Bishop James Perriloux in a world premiere Thursday, June 14 – Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Dillard University’s Cook Theatre, 2601 Gentilly Boulevard. To learn more about the play and and future performances, visit www.haroldellisclark.com or call(504) 433-5498 or send an email to heclarkjr@aol.com. Veteran theatrical director John Grimsley of the Dog & Pony Theatre Company directed the production and designed the set. Fishers of Men is a follow-up to Clark’s 2011, critically-acclaimed play,Marrero Action. Hal is a member of the Faulkner Society's Advisory Council and a previous finalist in the William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. Recently he won First Prize in the Feature Script category of the Organization of Black Screenwriters' annual talent search for a film adaptation of his novel Chummy's Spirit. Hal regularly participates as a faculty member for Words & Music.


aulkner Society events are made possible in part by important support from The Arts Council of New Orleans, the City of New Orleans, and the Decentralized Arts Funding Program of The Louisiana Division of the Arts; the J. J. and Dr. Donald Dooley Fund and administrator, Samuel L. Steele, III; Bertie Deming Smith and the Deming Foundation; the Hearst Corporation and Debra Shriver, Vice President; the Law Firm of Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles;Dorignac's & Butch Steadman; the English Speaking Union; Rosemary James, Joseph DeSalvo and Faulkner House, Inc; Randy Fertel and The Ruth U. Fertel Foundation; Arthur & Mary Davis, Quint Davis, and Pam Friedler; Alexa Georges; the Louisiana State Museum; Elizabeth McKinley; Hotel Monteleone; Mr. & Mrs. Hartwig Moss, III; Theodosia M. Nolan, Tia and James Roddy, and Peter Tattersall; Parkside Foundation; Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre; Anne and Ron Pincus; Other Press, a Division of Random House; E. Quinn Peeper and Michael Harold; Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture: Nancy Cater, Editor; the State Library of Louisiana; Judith "Jude" Swenson in memory of her late husband, James Swenson.

Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society
624 Pirate’s Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116
phone: (504) 586-1609 or (504) 525-5615
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