Tulia, Texas - 1999. One out of every five black adults in the small town are arrested in the pre-dawn hour. All accused of dealing the same amount of cocaine to the same undercover officer, Tom Coleman. Coleman is awarded Officer of the Year. When fresh-out-of-law-school Vanita Gupta hears about the lifetime convictions, she's on her way to Tulia - to unravel the truth and seek justice for those behind bars. Based on the true story of the drug busts in Tulia and the experiences of Vanita Gupta, Tulia will be a full-length original musical.
We are deeply excited to be collaborating with Lipica Shah to create this piece - check out her website!