She acted in the play, "Between the Wars," in a Classic Contemporary American Play production at the Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Bonnie Franklin, Marsha Kramer, and Byron Nease in the cast. Marilyn Shapiro was director.
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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.
Among her many accomplishments, Winston served as national co-chairperson of AFTRA's Equal Employment Opportunities Committee, and was recognized by the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with a Hattie Winston Day in 1993 and 1997.