Ever since he won the Stella Shouting Contest on Friday, coworkers have been calling him “the screamer.”
In fact, one of the only times Richard Jensen has not been at work lately was so that he could yell up at a balcony in downtown Columbus.
In playful homage to Stella and Stanley Kowalski, characters in Tennessee Williams’ play “A Streetcar Named Desire,” contestants may enter the Stella Shouting Contest to yell “Stella” as loud and as heart-rending as they can, for fun and prizes. The entertaining event is part of the 12th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute taking place in Columbus Sept. 3-8.
A bit of New Orleans will arrive in Columbus Sept. 10, when the Tennessee Williams Tribute welcomes a Stella Shouting Contest as part of its week-long festivities in the city of the playwright and poet’s birth in 1911.