The Write Stuff
Local Playwright Tackles Relationship Dysfunction in Latest Work
Darrell A. Cador is obsessed with storytelling, and he wants you to listen.
Cador began his writing career in 2006 as a self-published author with his first release “When Seasons Change” followed by his 2007 novel “A Good Woman Is Hard To Find.” In 2010, Cador released his first anthology project “And This Too Shall Pass,” a collection of three novellas about the pain often accompanied by love. The third novella, “Hands Made To Hold” became the inspiration for an upcoming stage play. Cador is also a member of the American Association of Community Theaters and Urban Playwrights United.
Inspired by true-life accounts “Hands Made To Hold” is a powerful stage play that illuminates the ravages of domestic violence and dysfunctional norms of contemporary relationships.
“Too many women and men are dying every day because, quite frankly, too many women and men ‘see the signs’ and simply turn the other way,” Cador said. “My personal belief is that this story will resonate with audiences everywhere in such a manner that it causes them to revisit their views on the issue of domestic violence, and prayerfully encourages them get involved in helping to end this vicious and demented cycle.”
Currently, Cador finishing up his sophomore project “A Black Woman’s Worth” as well as the stage production “Trouble Don’t Last Always.” Cador also plans to transition into film and television and has completed three screenplays: “In Harm’s Way,” “A Night In The Life” and “You, Me, & She.” A native of Washington, DC, Cador now resides in Hyattsville, Maryland, with his wife, Jacqueline, and their two daughters.