Playwright C. Rosalind Bell to Give Reading at Washington and Lee
Playwright C. Rosalind Bell will give a public reading at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. She will read from her play “New Orleans Monologues.” The reading is free and open to the public.
“New Orleans Monologues,” named a Top Ten Entertainment by the Tacoma News Tribune, had simultaneous November 2010 productions at City College San Francisco and the University of California Santa Cruz’s Rainbow Theater.
Bell is the author of two other plays, “1620 Bank Street” and “Under the Circumstances.” She is also the author of short stories, among them “Baby Ray” and “First Friend,” which was made into a short film “Tootie Pie.”
One of Bell’s screenplays, “Le Cirque Noir,” about the rise and fall of the Duvaliers of Haiti, received a staged reading at the 2008 Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival. An excerpt of her novel-in-progress, Love, Me, was featured in the May, 2008, issue of the magazine, City Arts Tacoma.
Bell, who will be a guest lecturer at several W&L classes, taught poetry to fourth graders as part of the public schools’ Seattle Arts and Lecturers Writers in the Schools program. Also, Bell hosts “Good Eating with Ros,” a television show that highlights her love of cooking and gardening.
Bell was the 2010 Dollover Artist in Residence at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., and a former professor at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. She received her B.A. from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., and worked as a civil rights investigator with the Treasury Department.