In 1933, one of Zora's earliest plays, "The Great Day," was renamed and performed as "From Sun to Sun" at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. College staff gave Zora information on how to publish her first book and assisted with the play's performances. "From Sun to Sun" was also produced in Eatonville and then at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach. (In 1932, "The Great Day" was performed in New York).
Producing plays has always been a problematic and expensive business. It was difficult for Zora to garner support for her play, "Singing Steel," which presented a straight forward, unretouched delivery of folk songs. In a newspaper article written by Frank L. Hayes, Zora was quoted as follows, "Langston Hughes said that unarranged Negro folk songs are merely wildflowers. I answered, 'There are still people who like to look at wildflowers--I do. And, the tame flowers haven't begun to equal them yet.'" Zora would love to see how well received her plays are today.