" I actually started writing plays out of frustration. I was taking a scene study class at Barnard and I asked my teacher if she knew of any good scenes for two young African-American women. She could only pull a few names from her memory. The usual, August Wilson…Lorraine Hansberry. “But even they don’t have a scene for two young African-American women,” she said. I remember staring into her blank face and saying to myself, "Well, I guess I’m gonna have to write them then."
So, I’ve made a point to write plays that come from my own personal and cultural experience. Because I’m an actor, I try to write parts that even I would kill to play—complex, juicy, meaty, craft-building roles that are innovative and fresh. Both acting and writing require great use of one’s imagination. It’s just with writing you create a world with your mind, and with acting you create a character with your mind, your emotions and your body. Acting is your imagination in 3D. My goals for both art forms are essentially the same—to create a true reflection of the human experience for the stage. "