Manage episode 319921363 series 2908818
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