geelovestowrite presents…Vinnette Justine Carroll
Carroll was the first Afro-American female playwright/actress to direct a play on Broadway. In 1972 the musical, ‘Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope hit the stage. In conjunction with Micki Grant, the playwright, the musical was a success. The play was nominated for four Tony Awards. Carroll had many directing credits under her belt.
She moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1980 where she was the artistic director of the Vinnette Carroll Repertory Company until she passed away in 2002, at age 80.