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Publisher's Summary

Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood, growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. A love of literature and boundless imagination helped the playwright as a young woman persevere over dragons of all forms.

Directed by Maria Mileaf, Feeding the Dragon premiered at City Theatre in Pittsburgh and was subsequently produced by Hartford Stage and Primary Stages.

©2018 Sharon Washington (P)2018 AO Media, LLC.

Critic Reviews

“The play does what every good story should - it captures the mind, inspires imagination, and transports the audience to a place that seems too magical to be real (yet it was!).” (Broadway World)

“At its most affecting, it’s a memoir of Ms. Washington’s parents’ perseverance and muted pain in a culture warped by racism.” (The New York Times)

“Acting, mimicking, presenting, or narrating, Washington is always a figure to watch...with a fine actor’s capacity for transformation and a born storyteller’s knack for casting a magical haze over even the most everyday events.” (The Village Voice)

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Outstanding!

Sharon Washington's story is captured in not only the words but the tones so well that it really would be appropriate to have a way to offer a superlative to the 5-star rating. Do not skip this audio production--truly outstanding! Share with the young people.

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SHORT, SHORT STORY

This is a short story, not a book. I enjoyed it for the first hour, then it suddenly did a quick wrap up and was over. Honestly, I don't feel that it was worth the $10 price. If they want to make something akin to a podcast, they need to reduce the price to around $1.

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Absolutely delightful

Thank you for telling your story. It is lovely. I highly recommend Feeding the Dragon.

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Imaginative and Creative

What a fascinating story (memoir) of a typical, black family living in a library after hours. Enjoyable performance with the characters played out to the fullest. A girl by the name of Sharon Washington, who, has a great imagination and very creative. The phrase, "don't call to much attention to yourself" is true today in many African American homes!

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A Feast for the Creative Soul

This was an imaginary twist on a true story. It only takes an afternoon, or flight, to listen to. What an enjoyable flight I had! Even though I had to wait for a line up of planes, THIS more than helped pass the time.