Plays by Women from the Contemporary American Theater Festival

Plays by Women from the Contemporary American Theater Festival

This anthology of work provides plays that speak to one of the most compelling virtues of artists everywhere – freedom of speech.

Author: Susan Miller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350084827

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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Based at Shepherd University, in West Virginia, the Contemporary American Theater Festival is nationally and internationally recognized as a home for playwrights and the development and production of new plays. The Festival makes it a priority to celebrate and produce playwrights with strong, distinct voices, with a core value to tell diverse stories. This anthology of work provides plays that speak to one of the most compelling virtues of artists everywhere – freedom of speech. A necessary volume of women playwrights' work, ranging from a two-time Obie Award-winning author to emerging writers just beginning their careers, it represents a group of women who vary in age, race and sexual orientation and offers an invitation to artistic leaders, scholars and students to embrace gritty, thought-provoking new dramatic work. Edited by The Festival's Producing Directors Peggy McKowen and Ed Herendeen, this anthology features an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage. Each of the five powerful plays is followed by an informative and discursive playwright interview conducted by Sharon J. Anderson that contextualizes and develops the works within the wider context of the annual festival. The plays include: Gidion's Knot by Johnna Adams The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess Memoirs of a Forgotten Man by D.W Gregory Dead and Breathing by Chisa Hutchinson 20th Century Blues by Susan Miller
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Plays by Women from the Contemporary American Theatre Festival

Plays by Women from the Contemporary American Theatre Festival

This anthology of work provides plays that speak to one of the most compelling virtues of artists everywhere – freedom of speech.

Author: Susan Miller

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 1350084816

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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This anthology represents the voices of women who range from two-time Obie Award-winning authors to emerging writers just beginning their careers. It's a group of women who vary in age, race and sexual orientation, representing a selection of society that is inclusive. One of the Festival's core values is "to tell diverse stories". This play anthology represents the success of that value by identifying some of the most current work in the theater today - all of which have had subsequent productions since their premiere at the Contemporary American Theater Festival. The Contemporary American Theater Festival, based at Shepard University, West Virginia, is nationally and internationally recognized as a home for playwrights and the development and production of new plays. The Festival makes it a priority to celebrate and produce playwrights with diverse backgrounds and strong, distinct voices, including women. Since 1991 the Festival has produced over 121 plays; 50% have been written by women across a canon of work that includes 47 world premieres and 10 commissions representing 85 playwrights. The anthology provides plays that speak to one of the most compelling virtues of artists everywhere - freedom of speech. By gathering these works together it becomes a necessary volume of women playwright's work and an invitation to artistic leaders, scholars and students to embrace gritty, thought-provoking new dramatic work. Along with five powerful plays this anthology features an introduction to the works in conversation by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage. Each play is prefaced by an artists statement from the author and followed by an informative and discursive author interview conducted by Sharon J. Anderson that contextualizes and develops the plays themselves. The plays include: Gidion's Knot by Johnna Adams The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess Dead and Breathing by Chisa Hutchinson 20th Century Blues by Susan Miller Memoirs of a Forgotten Man by D.W Gregory
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The Theatrical Professoriate

The Theatrical Professoriate

Plays by Women from the Contemporary American Theater Festival (London: Methuen Drama, 2019), 130. 42 Linwood H. Cousins, “Black Higher Learnin': Black Popular Culture and the Politics of Higher Education,” in Susan Edgerton, ...

Author: Emily Roxworthy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000760606

Category: Education

Page: 178

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This book argues that today’s professoriate has become increasingly theatrical, largely as a result of neoliberal policies in higher education, but also in response to an anti-intellectual scrutiny that has become pervasive throughout the Western world. The Theatrical Professoriate: Contemporary Higher Education and Its Academic Dramas examines how the Western professoriate increasingly finds itself enacting command performances that utilize scripting, characterization, surrogation, and spectacle—the hallmarks of theatricality—toward neoliberal ends. Roxworthy explores how the theatrical nature of today’s professoriate and the resultant glut of performances about academia on stage and screen have contributed to a highly ambivalent public fascination with academia. She further documents the "theatrical turn" witnessed in American higher education, as academic institutions use performance to intervene in the diversity issues and disciplinary disparities fueled by neoliberalism. By analyzing academic dramas and their audience reception alongside theoretical approaches, the author reveals how contemporary academia drives the professoriate to perform in what seem like increasingly artificial ways. Ideal for practitioners and students of education, ethnic, and science studies, The Theatrical Professoriate deftly intervenes in Performance Studies’ still-unsettled debates over the differential impact of live versus mediated performances.
Categories: Education

American Next Wave

American Next Wave

These plays represent the finest works developed by the Public Theater, addressing contemporary social preoccupations: race, class, heritage, economic hardship, family values and identity.

Author: Stella Fawn Ragsdale

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408173091

Category: Drama

Page: 336

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A collection of four plays by new American writers curated from the Emerging Writers Group at the Public Theater, New York. These plays represent the finest works developed by the Public Theater, addressing contemporary social preoccupations: race, class, heritage, economic hardship, family values and identity. The plays included are: Perish by Stella Fawn Ragsdale: when Porter's father kidnaps her son, she must go back to the woods of East Tennessee to find him, where she is distracted by a mysterious firebird. Textured with poetry and grit, this play follows the plight of women in Appalachia and the disappearance of the working class. The Hour of Feeling by Mona Mansour: in 1967, fuelled by a love of English Romantic poetry, a young Palestinian academic, Adham, and his new wife, Abir, take a trip to London, where he will deliver a career defining lecture. While the situation in his home "country" deteriorates and his marriage threatens to dissolve, Adham confronts his fear of failure and the reality that he may be an outsider no matter where he goes. Bethany by Laura Marks: when the going gets tough, the tough get going, and the going has gotten very tough indeed for Crystal. Her job is in jeopardy, her house has been repossessed and her daughter taken by social services. It's time for Crystal to get going. But in her effort to get her daughter back and put her life on the right track, Crystal is forced to question just how far she's willing to go to survive. Neighbors by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins: Black face, not on my doorstep, not today. Richard Patterson is not happy. The family of black actors that has moved in next door is rowdy, tacky, shameless, and uncouth. And they are not just invading his neighborhood-they're infiltrating his family, his sanity, and his entirely post-racial lifestyle. This wildly theatrical, explosive play on race is an unconventional comedy which uses minstrelsy both to explore the history of black theater and to confront tensions in 'post-racial' America.
Categories: Drama

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

8. http://media.wix.com/ugd/25c546_a5d46080ad7749409df997b299677078.pdf “The National Black Theatre To Host Catalyst: Moving the ... http://victorygardens.org/ignition/, https://actorstheatre.org/humana-festival-of-new-american-plays/, ...

Author: Roberta Uno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317280446

Category: Drama

Page: 510

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In the two decades since the first edition of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color was published, its significance to the theatrical landscape in the United States has grown exponentially. Work by female writers and writers of color is more widely produced, published, and studied than ever before. Drawing from an exciting range of theaters, large and small, from across the country, Roberta Uno brings together an up-to-date selection of plays from renowned and emerging playwrights tackling a variety of topics. From the playful to the painful, this revised and updated edition presents a rich array of voices, aesthetics, and stories for a transforming America.
Categories: Drama

Dramaturging Contemporary Feminism s

Dramaturging Contemporary Feminism s

In the wake of Emily Glassberg Sands' well-publicized thesis, Opening the Curtain on Playwright Gender, theater artists across the country are up in arms about the disparity that has long existed between male and female playwrights.

Author: Emily E. Denison

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:782060833

Category: American drama

Page: 160

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In the wake of Emily Glassberg Sands' well-publicized thesis, Opening the Curtain on Playwright Gender, theater artists across the country are up in arms about the disparity that has long existed between male and female playwrights. Glassberg Sands' audit study showed that literary managers and artistic directors rate female-authored scripts lower in terms of quality, marketability, and audience response. In addition, recent studies show that only 20% of the plays produced in American regional theaters each year have female playwrights. As a positive step towards equality, I curated and produced a festival of new American plays by women entitled Voices in Contemporary Feminism(s). It was my goal to instigate change first by staging new American plays by women and then by engaging artists and audience members alike in conversation about feminism(s) and feminist themes, female playwrights, the current position of women in American theater, and how we can change the status quo. This thesis describes in detail the impetus behind creating the festival, the planning process, and the events of the festival itself, and then draws conclusions about the role dramaturgs can play in combating gender inequity.
Categories: American drama

Historical Dictionary of African American Theater

Historical Dictionary of African American Theater

She is coeditor of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color, winner of the American Theater of Higher Education 1996 Outstanding ... She also received design awards from the National Black Theatre Festival, National Association for the ...

Author: Anthony D. Hill

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538117293

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 754

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on actors, playwrights, plays, musicals, theatres, -directors, and designers.
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Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater

Historical Dictionary of the Contemporary American Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography.

Author: James Fisher

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538123027

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1240

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Historical Dictionary of the Contemporary American Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 1.000 cross-referenced entries on plays, playwrights, directors, designers, actors, critics, producers, theaters, and terminology.
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Contemporary American Theatre

Contemporary American Theatre

Margaret B Wilkerson collected and edited a volume of these: 9 Plays by Black Women (1986). ... of South African Theater in its off Broadway-size Newhouse Theater in the fall of 1986; the following spring one of the festival's plays, ...

Author: Bruce King

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349215829

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 289

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A History of African American Theatre

A History of African American Theatre

Perkins and Uno , Contemporary Plays by Women of Color , pp . 46-47 . 44. Aishah Rahman , “ The Mojo and the Sayso , Aishah Rahman , " in Moon Marked and Touched by Sun , ed . Sydné Mahone ( New York : Theatre Communications Group ...

Author: Errol Hill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521624436

Category: Drama

Page: 608

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Ottemiller s Index to Plays in Collections

Ottemiller s Index to Plays in Collections

MOSA Most Popular Plays of the American Theatre: Ten of Broadway's Longest-running Plays, The. 1979. MOST Mothertongue: Four Plays of the Women's Action Theatre. 1999. GALL Multicultural Theatre II: Contemporary Hispanic, ...

Author: John Henry Ottemiller

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810877207

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 781

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Representing the largest expansion between editions, this updated volume of Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections is the standard location tool for full-length plays published in collections and anthologies in England and the United States throughout the 20th century and beyond. This new volume lists more than 3,500 new plays and 2,000 new authors, as well as birth and/or death information for hundreds of authors.
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Acting Out

Acting Out

play division of the American College Theatre Festival . Currently , she is writing ... She is the author of Sam Shepard's Metaphorical Stages ( 1987 ) and editor of Making a Spectacle : Feminist Essays on Contemporary Women's Theatre .

Author: Lynda Hart

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472064797

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

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Both a critical account of contemporary feminist performance and illustration of its depth and diversity, Acting Out is essential reading for anyone interested in feminist theory, sexual difference, queer theory, or the politics of contemporary performance. Contributors include Philip Auslander, C. Carr, Kate Davy, Joyce Devlin, Elin Diamond, Jill Dolan, Hillary Harris, Lynda Hart, Lynda M. Hill, Julie Malnig, Vivan M. Patraka, Peggy Phelan, Janelle Reinelt, Sandra L. Richards, Amy Robinson, Judy C. Rosenthal, Rebecca Schneider, Raewyn Whyte, and Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano.
Categories: Social Science

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights

Festivals celebrating indigenous plays (such as Native Voices at the Autry, the Tulsa Indian Art Festival, ... Next to Hanay Geiogamah and Spiderwoman Theater, one of the pioneers of Native American drama in the United States is William ...

Author: Christopher Innes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408134818

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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Unrivalled in its coverage of recent work and writers, The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights surveys and analyses the breadth, vitality and development of theatrical work to emerge from America over the last fifty years. This authoritative guide leads you through the work of 25 major contemporary American playwrights, discussing more than 140 plays in detail. Written by a team of 25 eminent international scholars, each chapter provides: · a biographical introduction to the playwright's work; · a survey and concise analysis of the writer's most important plays; · a discussion of their style, dramaturgical concerns and critical reception; · a bibliography of published plays and a select list of critical works. Among the many Tony, Obie and Pulitzer prize-winning playwrights included are Sam Shepard, Tony Kushner, Suzan-Lori Parks, August Wilson, Paula Vogel and Neil LaBute. The abundance of work analysed enables fresh, illuminating conclusions to be drawn about the development of contemporary American playwriting.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Theater Festivals

Theater Festivals

Moving Arts Premiere One-Act Competition/Festival Minnesota Fringe The Playwrights' Center Playlabs Festival ... Women Playwrights' Festival San Francisco Fringe Short Attention Span PlayFEST Contemporary American Theatre Festival 40.

Author: Lisa Mulcahy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621531364

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Here is the bible of theater festivals for any stage professional looking to showcase original work, full of expert tips on selecting festivals that are best suited to an individual's work. This directory of more than 50 festivals in the United States, Canada, and abroad covers every step of festival participation, including contact information, application requirements, auditions and tryout performances, face-to-face meetings and interviews, salary specifics, and performance space details. Serving as a full business primer, it also answers essential questions on negotiating and networking with producers, meeting casting obligations, and what responsibilities one has to a festival when his or her show goes on to become a hit.
Categories: Performing Arts

Games and Play in the Theater of Spanish American Women

Games and Play in the Theater of Spanish American Women

There is a further bit of confusion regarding the first staging of the play . Galvan asserts that " The National University of Mexico published it one year after its staging in Spain on the opening night of the Sitges Theater Festival ...

Author: Catherine Larson

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838755690

Category: Drama

Page: 216

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In the seventeen dramatic texts examined in this study, women writers from Spanish America have self-consciously incorporated games into their plays' structures to highlight from a woman's perspective the idea that life, as well as the theatre, is a game. Some dramas are so overtly about games that the word appears significantly in their titles. Others reflect game playing in less direct ways or connect metatheatrical examinations of role-playing to the ludic. In every drama examined, however, a game of some sort plays a key role in the construction of the playtest. By looking at the nature and number of the games played in these women-authored dramas from the past fifty years, we can see the ways in which play is used to effect social control and the connections between play and aggression, gender, history and politics. In these representative dramas, the theatre serves as a vehicle for encouraging audiences to think about (if not act upon) the issues that have shaped Spanish America. Games, rules, winners and losers join together as the playwrights explore events and times of fundamental importance in the countries' historical and political evolutions.
Categories: Drama

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature 3 volumes

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature  3 volumes

... of contemporary American theater. It received the National First Prize at the American Multicultural Playwrights' Festival and was further selected for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize as one of the Best Ten Plays by Women Worldwide.

Author: Guiyou Huang

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781567207361

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1256

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Asian American literature dates back to the close of the 19th century, and during the years following World War II it significantly expanded in volume and diversity. Monumental in scope, this encyclopedia surveys Asian American literature from its origins through 2007. Included are more than 270 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, major works, significant historical events, and important terms and concepts. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical, social, cultural, and legal contexts surrounding Asian American literature and central to the Asian American experience. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and cites works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography of essential print and electronic resources. While literature students will value this encyclopedia as a guide to writings by Asian Americans, the encyclopedia also supports the social studies curriculum by helping students use literature to learn about Asian American history and culture, as it pertains to writers from a host of Asian ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including Afghans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Iranians, Indians, Vietnamese, Hawaiians, and other Asian Pacific Islanders. The encyclopedia supports the literature curriculum by helping students learn more about Asian American literature. In addition, it supports the social studies curriculum by helping students learn about the Asian American historical and cultural experience.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Dramatists Sourcebook 26th Edition

Dramatists Sourcebook 26th Edition

Barrington Stage Company, 13 Berkshire Theatre Festival, 15 Black Words on White Pages, 133 Brat Productions, ... 186 City Theatre Company, 21 Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO—Phoenix), 22 Coterie Theatre, The, ...

Author:

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781559366748

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

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"A treasure trove of sound advice and practical information for the working writer."—Donald Margulies, Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Called "the essential guide to professional opportunities and playscript procedures" by the Dramatist Guild of America, the Dramatists Sourcebook contains more than eight hundred opportunities for playwrights, translators, composers, lyricists, and librettists, including script-submission procedures for more than three hundred professional theaters; more than one hundred prizes; and scores of publishers, fellowships, residencies, agents, and reference publications. This fully revised edition is thoroughly indexed and contains a calendar of submission guidelines and Tony Kushner's "Simple Working Guide for Playwrights."
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The Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays

The Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays

The Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays for the Stage is the first play anthology to offer eight new plays by trans playwrights featuring trans characters.

Author: Azure D. Osborne-Lee

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350179226

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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The Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays for the Stage is the first play anthology to offer eight new plays by trans playwrights featuring trans characters. This edited collection establishes a canon of contemporary American trans theatre which represents a variety of performance modes and genres. From groundbreaking new work from across America's stages to unpublished work by new voices, these plays address themes such as gender identity and expression to racial and religious attitudes toward love and sex. Edited by Lindsey Mantoan, Angela Farr Schiller and Leanna Keyes, the plays selected explicitly call for trans characters as central protagonists in order to promote opportunities for trans performers, making this an original and necessary publication for both practical use and academic study. Sagittarius Ponderosa by MJ Kaufman Archer's not out to his family but when his father falls ill he has to move back to his childhood home in central Oregon. At night under the oldest Ponderosa Pine, he meets a stranger who knows the history of the forests and the sadness of losing endangered things. As Archer accepts big changes in his family, he discovers the power of names and the histories they make and mask. Sagittarius Ponderosa is a play about changing names, love potions, and tilling up the soil to make room for new growth. The Betterment Society by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen Three women on a godforsaken mountain wrestle with the elements, with each other, and with a world that does not value their way of life. As their resources dwindle, Gertie, Lynette, and Doreen try to redefine what it means to be civilized-a mission that forces them to confront what they value and what they're willing to sacrifice. how to clean your room by j. chavez Spencer begins to clean their room and reflect on their relationships with the people around them. Who can and can't we control in our lives, does caring mean anything beyond words, and does infatuation go both ways? A play in two cycles with anxiety, depression, and puppets. She He Me by Raphaël Amahl Khouri She He Me follows the lives of three Arab characters who challenge gender. Randa is an Algerian male-to-female who is expelled under the threat of death from her homeland because of her LGBT activism there. Omar is a Jordanian gay man who rather than body dysphoria, suffers social dysphoria when it comes to the strict codes of masculinity imposed and expected of him by both the heterosexual and gay people around him. Rok is Lebanese and female-to-male. Through humor and horror, the three characters come up against the state, society, the family, but also themselves. The Devils Between Us by Sharifa Yasmin In a small town in the boonies of South Carolina, a closeted young man named George is trying to figure out how to keep his late father's business running, only to be faced with a ghost from his youth. A young Muslim, whom he knew as his boyhood lover Latif, has returned as Latifa to take care of her estranged father's funeral. Forced to confront devils both have been avoiding, they find that their only way out of the past is through each other. Doctor Voynich and Her Children by Leanna Keyes This “prediction” is set in America years after reproductive healthcare has been made illegal. Doctor Voynich and her apprentice Fade travel the countryside in a converted ambulance dispensing harmless herbs by day and providing family planning services by night. Fade tries to help local youth Hannah complete her abortion, using forbidden knowledge from an ancient manuscript, before her mother and the sheriff can nail them for the “attempted murder of an unborn person.” This play about mothers and daughters is poetic, sexy, vulgar, queer, and a little too real. Firebird Tattoo by Ty Defoe Sky Red Rope goes on a quest to find her father, ultimately finding out she is queer by getting a tattoo. This play features themes of queer two-spirit identity on the Indigneous reservation in Anishinaabe territory. Crooked Parts by Azure Osborne-Lee Crooked Parts is a family dramedy set in yesterday and today. Freddy, a Black queer trans man, returns to his family home in the South after his fiancé breaks up with him. Once there, Freddy must navigate the tension created by his transition and his brother's serial incarceration. Meanwhile, in his past, 13-year-old Winifred struggles to balance her relationship with her mother with her desire to better fit in with her peers. Crooked Parts is poignant, queer, funny, and definitely, definitely Black.
Categories: Performing Arts

Terra Firma

Terra Firma

TERRA FIRMA is set in a not-so-distant Beckettian future–years after a conflict known as the Big War, in which a tiny kingdom wrestles with the problems of running a nation–and opposing notions of what makes a citizen, a country, and a ...

Author: Barbara Hammond

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786829627

Category: Political Science

Page: 108

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TERRA FIRMA is set in a not-so-distant Beckettian future–years after a conflict known as the Big War, in which a tiny kingdom wrestles with the problems of running a nation–and opposing notions of what makes a citizen, a country, and a civilization.
Categories: Political Science

Contemporary African American Women Playwrights

Contemporary African American Women Playwrights

(“Artistic Statement” 46) (Pearl Cleage) Beginning in 1983 with the New York production of her play Hospice, Pearl Cleage has established herself as one of the foremost African American dramatic voices in contemporary American theatre, ...

Author: Philip C. Kolin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135866488

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 10

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'The impressive array of scholars gathered in this collection, all experts in the field, read the plays with nuance and situate them deftly within their cultural and historical contexts. Scholars of contemporary theater and drama and of African American literature will find value in this engaging collection.' – Choice 'For students and scholars of American theatre and drama generally and African American theatre and drama most particularly, this is an extremely valuable critical source.' – Harry Elam, Stanford University, USA In the last fifty years, American and World theatre has been challenged and enriched by the rise to prominence of numerous female African American dramatists. Contemporary African American Women Playwrights is the first critical volume to explore the contexts and influences of these writers, and their exploration of black history and identity through a wealth of diverse, courageous and visionary dramas. Kolin compiles a wealth of new essays, comprising: Yale scholar David Krasner on the dramatic legacy of Lorraine Hansberry, Zora Neale Hurston, Marita Bonner and Georgia Douglas Johnson individual chapters devoted to: Alice Childress, Sonia Sanchez, Adrienne Kennedy, Ntozake Shange, Pearl Cleage, Aishah Rahman, Glenda Dickerson, Anna Deavere Smith and Suzan Lori-Parks an essay and accompanying interview with Lynn Nottage comprehensive discussion of attendant theatrical forms, from choreopoems and surrealistic plays, to documentary theatre and civil rights dramas, and their use in challenging racial and gender hierarchies. Contributors: Brandi Wilkins Catanese, Soyica Diggs, James Fisher, Freda Scott Giles, Joan Wylie Hall, Philip C. Kolin, David Krasner, Sandra G. Shannon, Debby Thompson, Beth Turner and Jacqueline Wood.
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