She acted and directed Ntozake Shange
's play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf" in a Classic Contemporary American Plays production at the Ford Theater in Los Angeles, California, with Jackée Harry
, Iona Morris, Tonya Pinkins, and Portia Realer in the cast.
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I feel it is vital to understand your own culture because the history that you are defines, in a great sense, who you can be in the present time. I find that so very often, as an African-American woman, who I am is being defined by other people rather than myself.
Following graduation from Howard University, she joined the Group Theater Workshop in New York, one of the premier Black theater groups in the country at the time.