In July, Thelma has the honor of attending the Kennedy Center 2021 Summer Playwriting Intensive. This session will mark the launch of “a designated track for playwrights identifying as Black, Indigenous, of Latinx or Asian heritage, and of Mixed Race,” which is something Thelma has been searching for. (As in, her heart wanted it.) The homework started upon acceptance. “Tell us one thing that has been rattling around in your head since the pandemic began…” Thelma’s answer–“I’ve been fascinated by my local river.” The Intensive will be held virtually, so she’ll miss the Potomac River (where the Kennedy Center is located), but all water is one. She’s ready to see where this goes.