Sibbie O’Sullivan and “The Body”

SIBBIE O’SULLIVAN enjoys writing in many genres, including poetry, fiction and drama. O’Sullivan’s first theatre piece was a collaboration in l984 with director Ruth Maleczech, cofounder of the Mabou Mines Theatre Company of New York City, and the Washington Project for the Arts that involved dramatizing O’Sullivan’s poems. Shortly after that, O’Sullivan wrote and directed Isabel-Lee Malone in a one-woman play, THE LANGUAGE OF THE DEAD: A STICHOMYTHIA, which was performed at The Lansburgh’s Cultural Center in Washington,D.C. Other artistic ventures in the l980s include performing with Sabotage Poets, a collective of writers that included Reuben Jackson and Silvana Straw; serving as a Humanities Scholar for the D.C. Community Humanities Council; and organizing readings in the Washington, D.C. metro area. O’Sullivan’s VOICES FROM THE STRAW: POEMS AND MONOLOGUES REFERENCING THE GREAT WITCH HUNT was performed at the District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC) in l995. Her play THE BODY, which received a Works-In-Progress Grant in Playwriting from the Maryland State Arts Council,was performed by Sarah Pleydell at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. in 2004.