Shortform + Playwright
I’m a fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction writer. It was suggested to me and a class full of writers that we expand our knowledge and skill by exploring types of writing other than our own. I chose to read plays and screenplays. Lorraine Hansberry was already there in my mind’s lap.
Her name was familiar, weaved throughout my childhood and young adult life with the film A Raisin in the Sun having been played in our house at least once a year.
Reading Lorraine Hansberry did more than expand my creative voice and point of view. Learning about her, was a study of self — curiosity provoked me to explore other amazing Black women playwrights and how art can be of service in the greater struggle for our humanity.
Feeling blessed to be able to enjoy and learn from her legacy.
Happy Womens History Month. Celebrate activist, artist, original young, gifted and Black icon, Lorraine Hansberry.
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