Southern Exposure was an award-winning print journal published by the Institute for Southern Studies, publisher of Facing South, from 1973 until 2011. Southern Exposure earned a national reputation for its writing on a broad range of political and cultural issues in the South, with a special emphasis on investigative journalism and oral history.

On the 50th anniversary of Southern Exposure’s birth, Facing South and the Institute will be publishing a full digital archive of the journal over the course of the year. The initial installment of the archives available in March 2023 includes issues from the magazine’s launch in 1973 through 1981.

Vol. 14 No. 3/4 - June-August 1986

Changing Scenes

  • Southern News Roundup

    3
  • The South Takes a Bow

    8
  • Reclaiming People's Theater: A History

    9
  • Southern Theater and the Paradox of Progress

    12
  • People's Theater

    18
  • Staging a Good Time

    18
  • Storytelling

    20
  • The Revival

    20
  • The Soil of Faith

    21
  • The Soil of Faith

    22
  • Gathering Tales

    23
  • The Last Song of John Proffitt

    24
  • Piedmont Voices: The Dramatic Power of Oral History

    28
  • When the Government Said, "Let's Put On a Play"

    32
  • Paul Green and His Legacy

    37
  • Acting on the Issues

    43
  • Personal Effects

    43
  • A Dramatic Alternative for Prisons

    47
  • Warren

    48
  • Theaters

    50
  • Unexpected Drama Deep in the Interior: A Chronicle of the Road Company

    50
  • The Bridge that Brung You Over

    54
  • Staying Behind

    56
  • Accidental Angels

    61
  • Tried by Sorrow: Stonewall Jackson at Pock Kiln Ruin

    64
  • You Do Me Better'n I Do: Cabbagetown's Oral History Play

    66
  • A Farewell Without Mourning: A Jazz Funeral for Free Southern Theater

    72
  • Coming of Age in Atlanta: An Interview with Frank Wittow of Academy Theatre

    77
  • Dark Cowgirls and Prairie Queens

    80
  • Steven Stages

    82
  • Playwrights

    83
  • Placing the Playwrights

    83
  • Religious Rite Theater: A Collaborative Process

    86
  • Preacher with a Horse to Ride

    87
  • That Serious He-Man Ball

    91
  • Wasted

    95
  • A Shayna Maidel

    97
  • Hospice

    99
  • Spiritual Gifts

    101
  • Contest Winners

    103
  • Mister Universe

    103
  • Potato Girl

    106
  • Organizations

    110
  • Rooting for Alternatives

    110
  • Where to Find Dollars and Advice

    114
  • ShenanArts: A Playwright's Retreat

    114
  • Grassroots Theaters

    116
  • Bulletin Board of the South

    119
  • Voices from the Past: A Letter to Workers' Art Groups

    120
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