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Kia Corthron Kia Corthron poses this view to her audience She saysI feel that if an audience leaves a play and they dont know which side Im on then the point of the play did not come across Which is not to say that Im telling them that they have to agree with me but they should definitely know where I am coming fromE would rather make sure that my plays have a clear point of view than worry about them not being dramatically sound I dont want to feel that literary handcuffs are keeping me from saying what I really need to say 4 This quote defines the personality that Kia has had since she was a child Kia grew up in Cumberland Maryland which was a place filled with factories She was a part of a working class family Her mother worked in a paper mill and worked ten hours a day and rarely had a day off As a child Kia was left home alone and had no friends Her mother told her that she used to use the bottom three steps of the staircase as a stage for her characters which were clothespins At the age of five Kia used her imagination to entertain herself which later on reveals her talent as a playwright 3 90 Kia Corthron attended the University of Maryland where she had a bitter sweet experience In the fall semester of her senior year her professor gave her positive feedback on papers but would publicly display an error that she made which seemed to motivate her The following semester her last Kia took her first playwrighting class In her final project she staged a thirty minute play about a Vietnam veteran which was only supposed to be fifteen minutes of dialogue This piece astonished the entire class everyone was quiet It was such an emotional piece that one student began to weep Kia was so happy that
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