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Neeley Gossett is an MFA candidate at Hollins University and a member of The Dramatists Guild of America. She holds an MA in English from The University of North Carolina Wilmington and a BA in Theater Arts from Marymount Manhattan College. Her works have previously been performed and received readings at Big Dawg Theater in Wilmington, North Carolina, Marymount Manhattan College, Hollins University, Mill Mountain Theater in Roanoke, Virginia, and Riverside Theatre in Iowa City. She worked as a literary intern with Celise Kalke at The Alliance Theater and was dramaturge for Class of 3000 at The Alliance. Neeley also teaches English at Georgia Perimeter College.

Breadcrumb Sins

When WPA photographer, Iris, arrives to document a 1936 Baptist camp meeting in South Georgia, she develops a romantic relationship with the pastor’s wife, Ruth. When the revival participants begin to suspect the relationship, Ruth must choose between Iris and the community in which she was raised. The congregation is represented by the Puppet Pastor, who is a shadow puppet, and the two Chorus Women, who are only seen in shadow, sing traditional Southern Gospel songs, and make stylized commentary.