Clare Coss, a playwright, psychotherapist, and activist, will give a dramatic reading of “Dangerous Territory,” her one-woman play about Mary White Ovington, on Sunday at noon at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork in Bridgehampton, following the 10:30 service. Ms. Coss will be accompanied by Chris Epifania, a worship associate, and Peter Martin Weiss, a jazz bassist and guitarist. Blanche Wiesen Cook, a professor of history at John Jay College, will lead a post-reading discussion.
Ms. Coss is convinced that we have it in our power to create a just and safe world. Ms. Ovington, a Unitarian, rebelled against the expectations of her family and dedicated her life to racial justice.
Julian Bond, chairman emeritus of the N.A.A.C.P. board, has said, “This play puts history, hope, and a wrongfully unknown early heroine of the civil rights movement on the stage.”