Playwright, Producer and Casting Director, Dana Hicks-Hungerford says She Can Not Water Her Material Down

Woman To Woman Talk Magazine readers, we are thrilled to highlight entrepreneur, actress, playwright, producer, casting director, and best-selling international author, Dana Hicks-Hungerford. Dana says that the Underdog stories are always memorable. Her story will show people that no matter how hard you fall, you can always get back up. 

Through all of her trials and tribulations, she’s kept faith in herself and GOD because she couldn’t do it alone. Dana’s journey is bigger than just herself she shares with us. She feels as though it’s only right that she be an advocate for the Underdogs. It’s only right that she reaches out to deserving people to pull them along this journey of life with her.

Dana has managed to push through roadblocks, and naysayers, as well as many trials and tribulations to make many of her dreams come true. Some of Dana’s accomplishments as of today are being seen on TVOne, ID Channel, OWN Network, and the CW Network. Also, she’s the Co-Founder of Hungerford Distribution and Hungerford Real Estate & Development, and Co-Creator of the Underdog Tour to name a few of her many accomplishments. 

Tickets will be on sale for “A Woman’s Love” stage play brought to you by Dana Hicks-Hungerford at the Knight Theater in Charlotte N.C. online at

We’ve obtained an exclusive interview to discover the origins that revolved around her inspiration and passion for writing.

When did you realize you had a passion for writing?

Dana: Once I saw my stage play truly come alive for the first time on stage at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club.

What was the inspiration behind your play?

Dana: Seeing and hearing about real-life issues that people have within families and relationships. My writing is very real and raw.

I wanted the story to be very impactful and memorable for the audience, therefore I couldn’t water my story down.

Dana Hicks-Hungerford

What are some of your most memorable accomplishments?

Dana: The sold-out weekend of the stage play “A Woman’s Love” at the Historic Bethesda Blues & Jazz in Washington DC. For this debut, I was the playwright and producer.

I would also say being an actress in the sold-out Go-Go Musical “THE GIZ” at the MGM National Harbor and “Confessions of a Side Chick” at the Historic Lincoln Theatre.

What do you define as success?

Dana: Having a vision and implementing the work that it takes to make your desires and dreams true.

Do you believe in work-life balance? If so how do you maintain it?

Dana: Yes, I believe in work-life balance. As busy as I am, I still make time to spend with my husband, daughter, mother, brothers, nieces, nephews, In-Laws, and friends.

I have been through things throughout my life that showed me that tomorrow is not promised. I’m intentional about showing the people that I love that they are truly important to me. I will never let making money or working consume my life and take my focus away from the people that mean the most to me.

More on Dana Hicks-Hungerford

• Co-Creator of the Official Bag Ladies and the brand “YOU MAKE THE BAG.” The handbag line seen on BET on “A Wesley Family Christmas” featuring Jasmine Guy and on the new TV Series “HUSH” warn by Erica Mena.

• Featured in 2022 “British Vogue” as a model for the International Cosmetic Line “Natalia Me-ganBeauty.”

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