She acted and directed Ntozake Shange's play, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow was Enuf" in a Bonnie Franklin's Classic Contemporary American Play production at the Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Jackee 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.
The National Black Theater Festival in North Carolina has twice declared a a Hattie Winston Day: once in 1993 and again in 1997.