by Julie Whitney-Scott

After almost three decades, Delphine (Dell) Snowville is determined to get a divorce from her husband, Matthew (Matt). Matt refuses to give Dell the divorce until she confesses the real reason she wants to leave him and their restaurant, Snowville Café, that has served it’s African American historic community since 1970. Matt’s best friend (Bobby), and Dell’s best friend (Stella), have a relationship that leads to death for one of them in the end, which leaves Dell angry and bitter towards life, with her only comfort coming from the poems that (Stella) wrote. Other people that enter the café (Jasmine) the waitress, (Jerome) Dell’s lawyer, and a (Stranger), help Dell and Matt make decisions that change both of their lives.  

  • Cast Size: 4M 3W 2-4GN
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Julie Whitney Scott is the Founder/Artistic Director of Mine 4 God Productions (M4GP)  and the Columbus Black Theatre Festival (CBTF) started in 2012. Julie is a published author, poet, and playwright. Some of Julies’ plays can be found at   Her short stories and poems have been published in magazines and anthologies in Ohio. Her current weekly novel series Sara’s Song a mystery set in Columbus, Ohio during the 70s’, is published weekly in the

She is a director, actor, radio producer and host at 91.9 LP FM. Julie was a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Reviewer of Educational Materials children books for Longbourn Editorial Services for two years and uses her experience in her creative works.

Julie has written and produced her original plays for over forty years, including Woes of a Black Race, Secrets of a Dark Skin Sister, Come Alive, A Church Divided Can’t Multiple, That Special Joy, The Verdict is Death, or Is It? Her short plays have been produced in theatre companies throughout Ohio.

Julie shares her playwriting, directing and actingskills with other Central Ohio Theatre companies and was the 2nd & 1st Vice President of Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable (2021-2023.) She is currently a Residence TeachingArtist for The Contemporary Theatre of Ohio and was a Residence Teaching Artist for Columbus Children’s Theatre, teaching acting, playwriting and other theatre skills to youth and young adults. Julie was a MadLab Theatre Young Writers Mentor for high school seniors from 2020 to 2023.

Julie received the Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable Harold Award in 2019 for the Columbus Black Theatre Festival. She was nominated by Broadway World Columbus for “Best Leading Role” Diary of Recovering Daughters a one-woman play she wrote and performed in that was produced by the Abbey Theatre of Dublin, Ohio, 2022. The Columbus Black Theatre Festival was nominated for several awards from Broadway World Columbus in 2023. Julie received an award for “Producer of the Year” from WGRN radio in 2023 and is currently a Greater Columbus Arts Council Navigator for the second year.

Julie Whitney Scott Artist Statement

I create plays and characters that demonstrate the common bonds that we have as people in order to give marginalized groups of people a chance to perform and share their stories. As a thespian who writes, directs and performs as an actor, I discovered there was no place for my creative work to be produced where I lived. This led me to create an annual theatre festival, Columbus Black Theatre Festival (CBTF) that was inspired by the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, to ensure that the voices of people of color and women are available to the general public in Central Ohio.

My work has given people of color a place to share their stories in the communities where they live. It has also given people who aren’t “of color” a place to share their stories that include marginalized groups of people to the general public. 

 The dialogue of the plays I write and produce, the plays I direct or perform in as an actor, as well as the plays chosen for the CBTF, along with the performance of the characters that are portrayed in the plays, give the audience a glimpse into other people’s lives, and this brings empathy and hope for the future.

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