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Fiction: Daleth Hall, Ophelia's Landlord

The story Ophelia's Landlord by author Daleth Hall is read by actor Kelly AuCoin .

Daleth Hall holds a University of Michigan MFA in fiction, which is her true love, and a law degree, which she went back for after having the mind-blowing realization that an MFA in fiction does not in fact pay the rent. Her novella The Morris Dancing Blues appeared in Talon Magazine in 2010, and her fiction and poetry have been in Earth's Daughters, NYC Big City Lit, The Strange Fruit and elsewhere. She has lived in London and San Francisco, over a Shakespeare & Co. bookstore in Paris, and, briefly, as an illegal immigrant in a tent outside Dijon, France. After seven years in Europe, she moved to Pittsburgh, where she now lives and practices law. She is currently revising her first novel, Blue Guitar.

Kelly AuCoin appeared on Broadway with Denzel Washington in Julius Caesar. He did the National Tour of Copenhagen. His Off-Broadway credits include Happy Now? (Primary Stages), Jailbait (Cherry Lane), Some Men (Second Stage), Fifth Column (Mint), Ladies of the Corridor (Peccadillo), Boy (Primary Stages), and The Sketch Comedian (Drama League). His TV appearances feature numerous Guest Star roles, including the upcoming ABC series Body of Proof; Law & Order: CI; Gossip Girl; White Collar; The Good Wife; Kings; Without A Trace; Third Watch; Waterfront; The Sopranos; and Law & Order. His films include The Music Never Stopped, Julie & Julia, The Kingdom, Serial, A Perfect Fit, and A Perfect Murder. In regional theater, he has appeared in Happy Now? (Yale Rep), Finks (New York Stage & Film), The Real Thing, Born Yesterday (both at Syracuse Stage), Melissa Arctic (Folger), Arcadia (TheatreVirginia), Quills (Florida Stage), and the Oregon, Texas and Illinois Shakespeare Festivals.


New River Dramatists


A program of stories, plays, and poetry co-produced with New River Dramatists.

New River Dramatists, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, is a not-for-profit project that distinguishes itself in that it is looking for writers to assist, not works to produce. Engaging writers on the strength of their individual talents instead of the potential merit of a single piece, payment of Honoraria to all participants, the absence of casting and the commitment to process first are among many factors that, taken all together, make New River Dramatists unique.