In the last months of the civil war, Major Jackson Crawford is ordered to capture Mesilla so the old order won’t collapse, but when an ambitious lieutenant Edgar Porter discovers Crawford’s relationship with his slave Julia, his mission, love, and world are threatened.
Matthew Cesario completed his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2016. Growing up in Boston, Massachusetts he always had a love of writing and history since childhood. Refusing to leave his native New England at first, he attained his BA in Creative Writing & Literature from Wheaton College. He wrote novels and short stories before attending NYU until he took an acting class, which taught him how to write drama. He writes plays and screenplays, but still finds time to write prose.