Dula! Is the winner of the 2014 TNT New Playwrighting Project and Ohlook has been selected to give the production its World Premiere! Tom Dula was hanged in 1868 for the murder of Laura Foster and a song 'Tom Dooley,' written by local poet Thomas C. Land turned the murder and hanging into legend and folklore. According to history, Tom Dula was an impoverished Confederate veteran who returned from the war to his small North Carolina community, only to become the leading character in America's first nationally publicized murder case. But did he do it?