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Sharon Mathis papers

Identifier: W205

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Sharon Mathis Papers, 1993-2000, 2008-2020, undated, primarily consist of play scripts and dramatic monologues, in holographic or word-processed form. The collection includes scattered programs from productions of Mathis's work, as well as autobiographical writings and curricula vitae of her theatrical and psychological careers.


  • Creation: 1993-2000, 2008-2020, undated

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.

Biography of Sharon Mathis

Playwright, solo performer, and actor Sharon Mathis practiced as a psychologist for over thirty years. Dr. Mathis founded and directed Atlanta's Open Invitation Theatre, curating and directing collages of staged readings by diverse feminist poets and writers during the 1990s. Her solo play about transgender marriage, He/She and Me and has been performed at fringe festivals, psychology conferences, and trans and queer events. The Liars Child, her adaptation of a Greek drama exploring how history shifts with the teller, received an Ethel Woolson Award from Working Title Playwrights in 2013.


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Playwright, solo performer, and actor Sharon Mathis practiced as a psychologist for over thirty years. Her papers, 1993-2000, 2008-2020, undated, primarily consist of stories and scripts, but also contain articles and Mathis' theatrical and psychological curricula vitae.

Arrangement Note

Artranged alphabetically.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Sharon Mathis via Franklin Abbott, 14 July 2020.

Processing Information

Processed by Sa'Real McRae, Fall 2022. Finding aid by William W. Hardesty, January 2023.

Sharon Mathis
A Guide to the Papers at Georgia State University Library
Sa'Real McRae
14 December 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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