Naomi Wallace


Naomi Wallace born Prospect, KY August 17, 1960. American playwright, poet and professor; peace activist; “The Fever Chart: Three Versions of the Middle East” (2008) exposes the cruelty of Palestine’s occupation and Iraq War; Women’s Boat for Gaza 2016.


I believe the job of mainstream culture and mainstream theatre is to keep the peace. Our job, as teachers, is to encourage new writers to break it, to disrupt the lie, to speak truth to power.” (“On Writing as Transgression”, Oct. 2007 Palatine workshop; photo