A Matter of Worth

by Marcia E. Cole

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About the Play

A vo-collage play seen from the eyes of Hannah, a 73 year-old slave; her sharp mother-wit proves she's worth much more than what's being sold on auction day. The action takes place in Baltimore County in the summer of 1855. It is the day of the estate inventory for a deceased plantation owner held in the courtyard. It is midday on the estate of Caleb D. Goodwin.

Marica E. Cole (Playwright)

Marcia E. Cole  is a native Washingtonian who in the process of re-invention received her BA in Early Childhood Education in 2014 from the University of the District of Columbia. She has won the College Language Association Creative Writing contest across three genres – Drama (2008), Poetry  1st Prize (2011) and Short Story (2012). She is a strong advocate for literacy and believes all the arts are essential to understanding the world we live in whether by examining the past or looking to the future. A Matter of Worth is her first play.  She was invited to appear in a new play reading about Maya Angelou by playwright Rickey Hood 2015.  Her son, also a writer, is keeping writing in the family.


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Silver Spring Black Box Theater
8641 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910