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 Century City Playhouse in Los Angeles, California, with Dawnn Lewis
, Iona Morris, Portia Realer, and Iris Little Thomas 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.
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.