I've written over twenty plays, including Swimming Up the Sun; Fred and Frieda; Last Call at the Marble Bar, and Starman, Wish Me Luck. These award-winning dramas and comedies have been produced in theaters and other venues as diverse as federal prisons, homeless shelters, and the U.S. Capitol. My screen treatment for Southwest Remembered, a film about urban renewal in Southwest Washington, D.C. won the CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best Documentary. I'm a member of the Dramatists Guild and Pipeline Playwrights, a collective of women playwrights.
An adult adoptee, I'm the author of a reunion memoir, Swimming Up the Sun, which I've adapted as a stage play. I've given numerous presentations and workshops at conferences and advocate for adoptee human rights and adoption reform.
In 2008, I founded Apippa Publishing Company, dedicated to quality literature. Adamson's 1969, my new coming-of-age tale about a young Englishman in America, will be published in 2018.
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by Nicole Burton
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