Her play, "Crimes of the Heart," was performed at the Bush Theatre in London, England with Brenda Blethyn, Janine Duvitski, Will Knightley, Amanda Redman, and Robert Glenister in the cast.
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Compared to being a playwright, when you're on the set you're really not meant to talk to people or give any advice. In theater you have more of a relationship with the director. You can say things to the actor. If the movie gets made, there's something so beautiful about it being seen all over the world. [With Crimes of the Heart
(1986)] you made a lot more money. That was to my liking.
While studying at an acting workshop in the Burbank, California, she wrote a play called "Crimes of Passion". The title was later changed to "Crimes of the Heart" and it won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Female bonding as a central theme