“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will,” Frederick Douglass spoke those words in 1857. Those same words are ringing loud and clear across the United States and the world in 2020.
He had an epiphany one day: “Try making a legitimate living one more time.” Little did that young man, accustomed to tempting fate on the streets of St. Louis, know that he was on the path to serving as CEO of an organization he had benefited from in his past.
It’s a dream of aspiring playwrights to hold a reading of their work and have an artistic director come to them and say, “I want your play for my upcoming season,” but it’s not that easy. Yet, it’s happened to Lisa B. Thompson twice.