Centre Stage Podcast #11 With Sharon Wallace

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Sharon Wallace is the President of ICWP, The International Centre for Women Playwrights. She reads from her play 1967: A Life of its Own.

" I was inspired to write the play from a short story based on a personal reflection from my childhood memory of the 1967 Riot in Detroit, Michigan.

I decided to build characters within the riot setting and develop a story within the conflict of the riot.

My first experience with playwriting began as an adolescent adapting a story to a play.

Many years later, studying acting at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, New York, I got into playwriting. I collaborated with my fellow actors to write a play titled "Ouch Outrageous Love."

However, years later, I committed to the genre of playwriting when I completed my first play, 1967: A Life of its Own, as the creative component of a master's degree. "

Sharon's other works

Poetry Inheritance, In Search of a Woman, PushCart Evening, Without Skin, 2646 West Grand, My Passions and the Practical Self, Locations Unknown, White Socks

Upcoming works Children's Books Marching to See a King, A Mustard Seed of Faith

PlaysLong Way Home, Twilight Hours, Out of the Lions Paw

ContactTwitter @Sharruth4Instagram sharonwallace9051 ICWP Member Directory

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