Meet Uke Jackson, The Unknown Playwright
If you haven't been reading Uke Jackson's blog "The Unknown Playwright Speaks," it is definitely worth a read. I'd start here with "Some Might Say It's a Miracle," in which he describes his background. We don't always agree (which pretty much could be said of anyone with a brain, actually), but I feel a connection somehow. If you're looking for the way that class plays out in theatre, and also how personal determination also plays out, visit Uke. Good stuff.