Play by A'ndrea Wilson Selected and Produced at Theatre Festival in Atlanta
November 7, 2018
A dramatic play, written by Assistant Professor/Braida Endowed Chair of Creative Writing, A'ndrea Wilson was selected and produced at the 2018 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival on October 3rd. The event took place at the Porter Sanford II Performing Arts Center, and featured forty plays and workshops, showcasing works by playwrights of color. Wilson's play "Unsatisfied, Damaged, Broken," explores the continuum of brokenness after psychologically abusive relationships through the parallels of a hostile work environment.
This is Wilson's third time being invited to the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival. In 2016, she presented a workshop titled "Psychology and the Stage: Incorporating Mental Heath Themes into Plays." In 2017, she presented a workshop, "Expanding Your Stories into Screenplays and TV Scripts," as well as her play, "Grace Period," was selected as part of the festival's Reader's Series. "Grace Period" went on to win Best Reading during the 2017 festival. Her success at the festival, as well as professionally, led to her being named Advisory Board Chair for the festival as of April 2018. As a result of her 2017 award, "Grace Period" is slated for full production during the 2019 festival.