Playwright & Actress Sharon Washington
Presented in Partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and City Theatre
Thursday, September 29th at 6 pm
This event is free and open to the public, registration is requested.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main
2nd Floor, International Poetry Reading Room
4400 Forbes Ave in Oakland
Join playwright and actress Sharon Washington for an intimate conversation about her autobiographical play, Feeding the Dragon. Learn about Sharon’s experience of turning the true story of growing up living inside of the New York Public Library into a unique theatrical event and her playwriting debut. Sharon will also read an excerpt of the script, offering audiences a rare glimpse into the new play development process. An audience question and answer session will follow the presentation. The world premiere of Feeding the Dragon will be on stage at City Theatre in the South Side, October 22 – November 20.
About Feeding the Dragon
Award-winning stage and screen actress Sharon Washington (String of Pearls) returns to City Theatre for her world premiere playwriting debut in this heartfelt coming-of-age story. Deep in the bowels of a New York Public Library lies a dragon: the monstrous coal furnace that Sharon’s father, the live-in custodian, must feed every night. A moving investigation of family secrets, forgiveness, and the power of language, Feeding the Dragon explores Sharon’s life growing up in the library and the fire she never allowed to fade.