About the Author

Dottye Willams

D. Marietta Williams is the artistic director of the Asbury Performing Arts Theatre in Washington, D.C. She has written, directed, and produced numerous plays including Judas: What Was He Thinking?, Joseph & Mary: A Love Story and The Honorable Josiah Henson, which toured the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area before ending its run at the Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site in Ontario, Canada.

Williams’ passion is breathing new life into time-honored biblical stories by writing them through the backstory using different points of view. As an actor, she toured with the Negro Ensemble Company of New York City in their production of Ceremonies in Dark Old Men. Williams also serves on the board of directors of Beyond Mask Expressions, a division of the Art and Drama Institute,Inc., where therapy through the arts is provided for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. When she is not lounging on a beach in the Caribbean, Williams can be found walking her toy poodles through Rock Creek Park.