Chicago doctor concerned about violence becomes playwright

March 2, 2012

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Photo courtesy of University of Chicago Medicine
A scene from the play, "It Shoudda Been Me"

A Chicago doctor who was concerned about some of her patients' nonchalant attitudes toward gun violence has become a playwright.

Dr. Doriane Miller heads the Center for Community Health and Vitality on the South Side and is a professor at The University of Chicago Medical Center.

Her play "It Shoudda Been Me"  is being staged by the eta Creative Arts Foundation. It explores how violence affects young people.

Dr. Miller talked with WBEZ's Richard Steele about the violence that moved her to write her first play.