The Librarian Is In Podcast, Biblio File
Living in the Library: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 80
Actor Sharon Washington joins us to talk about her one-woman play "Feeding the Dragon," based on her experience growing up inside a New York Public Library branch in the 1970s. She tells us about her childhood in the library after hours, and what it's like to share her story on stage. Plus: horror movie recs and getting judgy on Law and Order.
Guest Star: Sharon Washington
You may have seen Sharon Washington on TV shows and in films, or heard her voice narrating your favorite PBS documentary. Lately she's been busy writing and starring in her autobiographical solo piece, "Feeding the Dragon," Sharon's true story of growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library. In the 1970s, her father served as the building’s custodian responsible for keeping the space warm by "feeding" the fiery furnace with coal.
If you're in New York, you can catch the performance at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre, from March 21-April 27, 2018. And everyone can watch the trailer:
Sharon's book recommendations:
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
On Writing by Stephen King
Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
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