Dr du Bois and Miss Ovington

Dr du Bois and Miss Ovington $15.99

Clare Coss

Published by Broadway Play Publishing

1 Male 1 Female

From Joseph Cermatori's review in The Village Voice ...

"Clare Coss's new play takes up the relationship between W E B Du Bois and Mary White Ovington, two co-founders of the N A A C P

They find themselves unexpectedly alone together in their Manhattan office one Sunday morning in June 1915

With Du Bois furiously intent on resigning from the association over racial hostilities in its leadership, the drama hinges on Ovington's efforts to assuage his anger and save their organization in the hour before he must depart to catch a train

The two share a love of justice, a faith in interracial solidarity, and a simmering desire for one another

It performs the admirable work of bringing to light her otherwise untold story as a collaborator, partner, and would-be lover to one of America's leading intellectuals"


"this mesmerizing play has impact and power ... a magnificent work of art I wish that everybody could see this play ... the mutual respect, the love, the beautiful working relationship" ~ Ebele Oseye, Black Star News

"The writing is both erudite and elegant" ~ Village Voice

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