Dorothy Hackett Ward was a theatrical force in Chattanooga for much of the 20th century, and she told many of her life stories to Norman Bradley in 1983 for the Chattanooga Public Library's oral history project. In these excerpts, Ward discusses outdoor children's performances in downtown Chattanooga and Alton Park. She was in her late 70's at the time of the interview.
Born in 1905, Ward graduated from the University of Chattanooga and went on to get a master's degree from Yale's school of drama. She was a professor at the University of Chattanooga.