“There is a popular misconception that Christian music and media are hokey and preachy, a misconception that this production handily refutes with its compelling and realistic characters, razor-sharp dialogue, and unflinching depiction of a crumbling Christian family,” Sanders said.
Sanders pulls quadruple duty as the playwright, director, composer, and one of the stars in the production. The play also stars local talent. She is a Georgia native and a Fort Lauderdale resident with nearly a decade of high school teaching experience.
Her book, The Secret is Out: It’s Time to Break Ground, was released in 2010, and its message of power and salvation in the face of adversity became the foundation upon which Soul Sistah: D.I.V.A. was eventually built.
Tickets cost $20. The African American Research Library and Cultural Center is located at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.