I recall the play I wrote several years ago. A comedy, titled “Color My World at Will.” The play focused on a woman facing the prospect of breast cancer. I wrote it as a coping mechanism after my sister’s death to honor her memory. I also used it as a tool to educate women about breast cancer. Writing the play was very therapeutic and helped me to come out on the other side of my grief with a mission and a purpose. During my research in writing the play, I also got a better understanding of the word “survival” from two perspectives: The perspective of the disease, and the perspective of the person afflicted by the disease. Two opposing forces, each saying “I want to live.” Two forces that cannot co-exist peacefully together. Who will be the wiser victor?
Color my World at Will was first produced in October 2002, in Washington D.C. After the play, I was told by many women that it encouraged them to follow up on their breast exams. This play had been cast and ready to go into rehearsals for its second production when COVID-19 struck. Hopefully, we can resume production and premiere the play the latter part of 2021 In Prince George's County, Maryland.