Author • Playwright • Journalist
Whether interviewing demonically possessed Second Wives in Ghana for his play “Darkness Lifting;” hitchhiking 8,000 miles across America for his book, I Think I’ll Drop You Off in Deadwood, or settling into Appalachia to write both his long-running play “The Reach of Song,” and his book Murphy, North Carolina, Tom DeTitta’s authorship is a journey through America and across the world. Heralded by the Atlanta Journal / Constitution as the founder of “Theater Non-Fiction,” he is the only playwright ever commissioned to work with an American president. His plays have been seen by more than a quarter of a million people. He often finds inspiration in seemingly ordinary places where he eventually uncovers the universal truths that propel the writing forward. This webpage is a celebration of the Plays and the Books and Other Writings resulting from that effort, as well as the other manifestations of his writing.