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My America, Too

Baltimore Center Stage's CS Digital program commissioned 10 American writers of diverse backgrounds to create plays set around the kitchen table, inspired by recent events in communities like Ferguson, Baltimore, and Charleston. Six of the plays were filmed as pieces of street theater, guerrilla-style, at pivotal locations across the country. The videos will be released daily beginning Dec 7, and all will be available by Dec 12.  
 
Visiting Assistant Professor (English and Theatre) Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder wrote That I Know for Sure, which was directed by Baltimore Center Stage's Artistic Director, Kwame Kwei-Armah.  The short play was filmed in Sanford, Florida on the location where Treyvon Martin was killed.  
 
 
Professor Wilder previously held the position of Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence at Sewanee.  Her plays have been performed at the Royal Court (London), Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Denver Center Theatre, Kansas City Rep, The Arden and B Street Theatre, among others.  Her latest play, White Lightning, will premier at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in March 2016.