Harold Clark has been named as a finalist for the 2013 Stanley Drama Award for his play, “Tour Detour”. Clark will be honored at a reception on Monday, Mar. 18 at The Players in Manhattan New, NY at 6 p.m. Only full length plays or musicals that have not been professionally produced or published are considered for the award. Artistic directors, literary agents, and producers from the New York theatre community will be judges at the event.
“Tour Detour” is set four months before the 2008 U.S. presidential election. A son visits his father who’s serving a life sentence at a Central Louisiana prison prior to his tour of duty in Afghanistan. The two have not seen one another in 26 years.
Clark, who also hosts Sunday Journal on WYLD FM 98, has written a list of unpublished novels and plays over 18 years. His plays include “Marrero Action” (produced at the Anthony Bean Community Theatre in 2011) and “Fishers of Men” (produced at Dillard University’s Cook Theatre in 2012). His most recent project is “We Live Here”.
He was named one of eight finalists for the 2007 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Prize for “Marrero Action”; and in 2000, his “Urban Realities” was made into a short film starring Mykel Shannon Jenkins. Clark has also topped the best-seller’s list for four weeks in 2006 at Barnes & Noble in Harvey, LA for his novel, Chummy’s Spirit.