Materials, 1987-1996, relating to the life and
work of Lesbian playwright Rebecca Ranson, including scripts of three of her
plays (circa 1987-1989), a copy of
Stormy Road Onward (1996), a book of
interviews and stories by residents of single room occupancy (SRO) dwellings,
her resume (1990), and a small number of clippings by and about her.
Rebecca Ranson was born in 1943. She received a Bachelor of Arts in
Radio, Television, and Film from the University of Georgia in 1970, and a
Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting at the University of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill, in 1975. She worked as a creative writing instructor in North Carolina in
1978-1979, and as project and workshop director, media producer, and writer at
WVSP Public Radio in Warrenton, North Carolina from 1979 to 1981. In 1982, she
served as Playwright-in-residence for The Road Company, Johnson City,
Tennessee, and from 1983 to 1985 she was Writer-in-residence at Harrisburg Area
Community College. In 1983, when her friend Warren Johnston was diagnosed with
AIDS, the center of her life became gay and lesbian issues. She became
Executive Director of the Southeastern Arts, Media and Education Project
(SAME), a multi-arts organization for the gay and lesbian community in Atlanta,
Georgia, in 1986, serving for twelve years. In 2004 she received the Robert
Chesley Foundation Lifetime Achievement award.
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