Award-winning actress Sharon Washington plays nearly 20 characters in her own true story of growing up in the custodial apartment of a Manhattan library.
From the producers: As both playwright and star of this autobiographical solo piece, Sharon Washington revisits her time growing up in an apartment on the top floor inside the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. Shrouded in family mystery, Sharon’s story boldly examines how both the power of forgiveness and her lifelong love for the written word have helped her battle dragons of all forms.
Author Sharon Washington appeared on Broadway as The Lady in the critically-acclaimed "The Scottsboro Boys." She has appeared in TV shows such as "The Blacklist," "Golden Boy," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Royal Pains," "Hustling," "Blue Bloods" and "White Collar." Feeding The Dragon marks Washington's debut as writer/performer. The play had its world premiere at City Theatre in Pittsburgh, followed a run at at Hartford Stage.
"Feeding the Dragon" is written and performed by Washington with direction by Maria Mileaf, who helmed the show during its previous out-of-town runs in Pittsburgh and Hartford.
What is Primary Stages? Primary Stages is an excellent Off-Broadway producing company. Their 2007 production of Horton Foote's "Dividing the Estate" went on to have a very successful run on Broadway. In 2008, Primary Stages was honored with the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work. More here.