Turning the Memphis Sanitation Strike into Art

Originally published in The Baltimore Afro, by J. K. Schmid, on April 25, 2018

Angela Wilson, playwright and founder and president of the AngelWing Project, wrote and directed a play about the 1968 Memphis sanitation worker’s strike that will debut this weekend in Anne Arundel County.

“Tears of the Soul” tells the story of a Black family in 1968’s Memphis, during the two months and four days sanitation workers strike.


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Having our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years" comes to the Chesapeake Art Center

Originally published in Pasadena Voice, by Taylor Stokes, on June 13, 2017

From the spectacular sights of Broadway to a local high school production of “Grease,” moments of entertainment typically linger on the average person’s mind when they think of theater. But among many other functions, the theater also primarily serves as a way to educate, a place where different personal and cultural barriers have the capability to be brought down, and for complex thought and learning to take their place.

The AngelWing Project, a nonprofit performing arts organization based in Anne Arundel County, strives to integrate both education and entertainment into its performances. The company’s latest production, “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years,” is no exception to that standard.


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"Boardin' Time" Challenges Audience to Forge Paths to End Divisions

Originally published in Pasadena Voice, by Judy Tacyn, on January 24, 2017

There comes a time in everyone’s lives when they find themselves at a crossroads. One fork in the road is the complacency route; the other route — likely the more challenging route — is the journey to change one’s situation or circumstance. In Angela Wilson’s family, this moment is known as “boardin’ time.” It’s time to let the train leave the station without you, or it’s time to move, to climb aboard to change.

Wilson is the author of “Boardin’ Time,” which will be performed at the Chesapeake Arts Center on Saturday, February 4. She wrote the story in just two days in 2013. Set in the 1850s, when racial struggles divided America, Wilson’s story is one of love, faith, hope and courage.


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