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50 African American Audition Monologues

50 African American Audition Monologues

Gus Edwards Published by Heinemann
9780325004570

Finding authentic African American material has never been easy for actors But Gus Edwards continues to remedy that situation with this third collection of powerful, original monologues for African American…

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A Heart Divided

A Heart Divided

5 Male, 1 Female

Cherie Bennett & Jeff Gottesfeld Published by Dramatic Publishing
H89

The Confederate flag - historical icon or racist symbol? This thought-provoking and gripping play sheds new light on a controversy that continues to divide the American heart When Kate's liberal-minded…

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A Life

A Life

1 Male, 3 Female

Anne L. Peters Published by Dramatic Publishing
L73

A Life is the story of Eunice, a feisty Jamaican woman, who refuses to go gently into her twilight years Eunice is 74 years old and recuperating from a heart attack - two factors that cause her daughter…

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A Little Lower than the Angels

A Little Lower than the Angels

4 Male, 3 Female

David Christner Published by Cyberpress

The major role that Rhode Island played in the American slave trade between 1725 and 1807 is a historical fact During this period, the infamous trade triangle of distilled rum for African slaves for West…

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A Midnight Cry - The Underground Railroad to Freedom

A Midnight Cry - The Underground Railroad to Freedom

8 Male, 6 Female

James DeVita Published by Dramatic Publishing
ME2

This moving musical drama is inspired by the true story of a young slave's journey to freedom through the Underground Railroad Whisperings of a railroad helping slaves across to the free states seem too…

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A Woman Called Truth - Full-length

A Woman Called Truth - Full-length

3 Male, 3 Female

Sandra Fenichel Asher Published by Dramatic Publishing
W74

"Well, children, where there's so much racket, there must be something out of kilter." So begins Sojourner Truth's historic "Ain't I a Woman?" speech; words which reverberate over a century to speak to…

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Ain’t Nothing But a Thang

Ain’t Nothing But a Thang

3 Male, 3 Female

Marlin T. Tazewell Published by Dramatic Publishing
A87

The Fazes family, like many others, has been thrown curves by life as long as they can remember Now they must once again step up to the plate. Fourteen-year-old Amber is HIV-positive, and she only wants…

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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

4 Male, 7 Female

Shay Youngblood from Mary Hoffman Published by Dramatic Publishing
A64

"Amazing Grace is about a little girl who loves acting out stories, those told and read to her by her grandmother as well as ones she reads on her own She also makes up her own stories, acting out the…

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Appomattox

Appomattox

Large Mixed Cast

Christopher Hampton Published by Faber & Faber
0571299458

4th March, 1865 On the night of his second inauguration, a few weeks before his assassination, Abraham Lincoln meets the veteran black abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the White House to discuss the…

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Battle Hymn

Battle Hymn

4 Male, 1 Female

Jim Leonard Jr Published by Samuel French Inc

From award-winning playwright Jim Leonard, this is the story of 16-year-old Martha’s epic pregnancy and her incredible search for motherhood, meaning, and love in a war-torn American landscape After being…

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