How did Bridgette Wimberly die? Playwright cause of death explained

Playwright and Librettist Bridgette Wimberly Passes Away. Let’s see How did Bridgette Wimberly die and Bridgette Wimberly cause of death in detail.


How did Bridgette Wimberly die?

The playwright and librettist Bridgette Wimberley passed suddenly on December 1st at the age of 68 as a consequence of complications from strokes, according to the New York Times.


Bridgette Wimberly cause of death

Bridgette Wimberly cause of death was from complications of stroke.

In order to learn more about Bridgette Wimberly cause of death, we are attempting to get in touch with his friends and family. This section will be updated as soon as we learn any new information regarding the tragic event that brought many people to tears.


Who was Bridgette Wimberly?

Wimberley is most known for her 2001 Women’s Project Theatre production of Saint Lucy’s Eyes, which starred Ruby Dee. She also penned the text for the opera Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, which was first performed in 2015 in Philadelphia.

Award-winning playwright Bridgette Wimberly has written seven plays and received commissions from The Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, The Castillo Theatre, The Cherry Lane Theatre, The Cleveland Play House, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, Here/Tiny Mythic Theatre, Karamu Theatre, Kuntu Repertory Theatre, Manhattan Theater Club, St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre, and The Women’s Project.

Ten-minute drama Rally (Ensemble Studio Theatre, Castillo Theatre, New York) was presented as part of Going to the River, a program by Ensemble Studio Theatre that honors African American female playwrights.

Going to the River gave Bridgette an appreciation award in 2009 for starting the festival of ten-minute plays, which resulted in the creation of fourteen short plays.

This award honored her commitment, ongoing support, and efforts to assist women playwrights because she was the inspiration behind this series. The Best 10 Minute Plays of 2010 edited by Smith and Kraus will include Rally.


The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation commissioned The Separation of Blood (Kuntu Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh), which went on to win the 2007 Healty Black Family Award from the University of Pittsburgh.

Saint Lucy’s Eyes, Bridgette’s first play, which starred Ruby Dee, made its Off-Broadway debut in 2001 at the Women’s Project to standing-room-only crowds.

She was mentored by playwright Wendy Wasserstein, who won the Pulitzer Prize, when she first participated in Cherry Lane Theatre’s Mentor Project.

Additionally, it was staged all throughout the nation and nominated for three AUDELCO Awards, a Kesslering for best new play, and a Lucille Lortel for best actress for Ruby Dee.

Bridgette was a fellow at the Manhattan Theatre Club, a member of the poetry collective Cave Canem, and a member of the 2006–2008 Women’s Projects Producers Lab.

She was also a member of the Directors Lab at the Lincoln Center Theatre, where she collaborated with the Lab to produce four satellite productions.

For Ballet Neo, a dance TV pilot she co-wrote with ballerina Virginia Johnson, she also received grants or awards from The New York Foundation for the Arts (Poetry), The New York Urban Arts Initiative, and the Harlem Arts Alliance. She has served for 10 years on the board of directors of Cherry Lane Theatre, the longest-running Off-Broadway theatre. She just joined The Ensemble Studio Theatre as a lifelong member.She was awarded a grant by Susan G. Komen for the Cure in January 2009/2010 to teach playwriting to breast cancer survivors.

Staged readings of the plays by New York survivors were given on October 26, 2009, at Cherry Lane Theatre; those by Cleveland survivors were presented on April 24, 2010, at Cleveland Play House with legendary actress Ruby Dee; and on May 1, 2010, at Karamu House. Both shows were sold out.

Cleveland, a production of From Breast Cancer to Broadway, will be presented at Karamu with pride from October 29 until November 21, 2010.


Tributes to Bridgette Wimberly

Many people expressed their profound sympathies to her family.

Opera Philadephia wrote,

“We are deeply saddened to learn Bridgette A. Wimberly has passed away. Bridgette was the librettist for “Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD,” written with composer Daniel Schnyder. Praised by critics, the work has gone on to be performed by opera companies across the country.”I feel that what he passed on was that he inspired so many people to create, he opened up the doors, he set the birds free, the people free, the music free, like with what he did with the blues,” Bridgette told the Philadelphia Inquirer in 2015, when the piece premiered. “What he did for jazz itself was allow others to do what he was not able to do in his lifetime.”

Ralph Lewis wrote,

“Rest in peace, Bridgette. So lucky to have met you at the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, where I believe St. Lucy’s Eyes began in our New Dramatist workshop, and so proud that Peculiar Works exhibited one of your films in our Big Art @ CHARAS event. Such a really kind and very smart human. You will be missed.”

Mona.R.Washington wrote,

“Bridgette Wimberly is gone. My God I am going to miss her. So talented, kind, a killer sense of humor…and dedicated to the theatre. May she RIP.”

Torch Bearers for Black Theatre wrote,

“FROM YVETTE GANIER: My dear friend, Bridgette Wimberly – talented playwright, smart, funny, brilliant and always always kind. I will miss you. Rest, Queen.”

One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died.

We wish her eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to her loved ones, family, friends. May she rest in peace.

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