Sandra Seaton is a playwright and librettist. Her twelve plays have been performed in cities throughout the country, including New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and her libretto for the song cycle From the Diary of Sally Hemings, set to music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom, has been performed at such venues as Coolidge Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, University Musical Society and the Herbst Theatre. Seaton’s plays include The Bridge Party, performed at University of Michigan by a cast that starred the legendary actress Ruby Dee, The Will, a Civil War drama that premiered in Idlewild, Michigan, and Music History, set in the civil rights era. Seaton’s spoken word piece, King: A Reflection on the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been presented with vocal accompaniment by Met tenor George Shirley. Seaton is a recipient of the Mark Twain Award “for distinguished contributions to Midwestern Literature” from the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature. She has been awarded residencies at Ragdale, Hedgebrook, and Yaddo artists’ colonies and is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Black Theatre Network and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).
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Music History or A Play About Greeks and SNCC in 1963
by Sandra Seaton
Set on the campus of the University of Illinois, "Music History or A Play About Greeks and SNCC in 1963" is a drama about both college life and the struggle for civil rights. The play tells one of many stories about a Black community that is multi-layered, complicated and constantly changing. Music History is also a story of individuals, of particular, complex, and unique women and men.
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