Feb 9, 2022
Sharon Wallace is the President of ICWP, The International Centre for Women Playwrights.
She talks to Jenni Munday from Charles Sturt University in Australia.
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
Inheritance, In Search of a Woman, PushCart Evening, Without Skin, 2646 West Grand, My Passions and the Practical Self, Locations Unknown, White Socks
Marching to See a King, A Mustard Seed of Faith
Long Way Home, Twilight Hours, Out of the Lions Paw
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