My Interview with Cheril Clarke and Heather Thomas about their plays at the 2010 PUTF

On the September 23, 2010 show of Freedom Readers, I talked with playwrights Cheril Clarke and Heather Thomas about their plays featured in the Philly Urban Theater Festival. Cheril’s play is Intimate Chaos, playing Thursday, September 30th; Friday, October 1st; and Saturday, October 2nd at 7:30PM at the Adrienne Theater. Heather and her fellow co-writer Jamila Capitman’s play is For Love Queen Who Suffer From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder playing Sunday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 10th at 7:30PM at the Adrienne Theater near the corner of 21st street and Sansom. We had an important conversation about their work. -RF.

Author: Dr. Rhone Fraser

Dr. Rhone Fraser is an independent writer and journalist born of Jamaican immigrants in Brooklyn, New York, on October 12, 1979. He moved to Florida in 1989 and graduated from Zephyrhills (FL) High School in 1997. He graduated from Yale University in 2001, after which time he taught in the public school systems in New Haven (CT) and the Bronx for three years. He then began writing independently and finished a documentary play on the life of Fannie Lou Hamer entitled, "Living Sacrifice," for which he still seeks publication. He earned his Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple as of August 31, 2012. His dissertation was a literary and historical analysis of Pauline Hopkins, A. Philip Randolph and Paul Robeson. He also is a freelance editor and radio producer, and is currently producer of WPEB's Freedom Readers on 88.1 FM in Philadelphia.