WASHINGTON -- I’ve always loved the theater. In high school and college I practiced my thespian craft, performing in school-produced plays.
However, fearing I could never make a truly bountiful living on stage, I pursued a career in front of a camera, delivering lines nonetheless.
Monday evening I get to deliver the opening monologue for the 20th Annual Staged Reading of the Black Women Playwrights Group at the Studio Theatre.
The evening’s performances represent the best, most thought-provoking work from the group this year. Past performers include actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and emerging playwrights like Kia Corthron, Lydia Diamond, P.J. Gibson and Magdalena Gomez.
My monologue is “A New Song” by Louise V. Gray.
The 20th Annual Staged Reading of the Black Women Playwrights Group will be held Monday and Tuesday at the Studio Theatre.