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American Heartbeat - True Stories Told in Scenes and Monologues

American Heartbeat - True Stories Told in Scenes and Monologues

Sandra Fenichel Asher - Editor Published by Dramatic Publishing
AL2

American history is rich and varied, and playwrights have long mined its treasures to create inspired and inspiring pieces for the stage This great value anthology brings together 32 monologues, duets…

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An Octoroon

An Octoroon

3 Male, 5 Female

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Published by Nick Hern Books
9781848426412

OBIE Award for Best New American Play 2014 "What you gonna do once you free? You just gonna walk up in somebody house and be like,"Hey. I'm a slave. Help me?"' Judge Peyton is dead His plantation Terrebonne…

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Appomattox

Appomattox

Large Mixed Cast

Christopher Hampton Published by Faber & Faber
9780571309115

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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Assata Taught Me

Assata Taught Me

1 Male, 1 Female

Kalungi Ssebandeke Published by Oberon
9781786821096

Fanuco’s taking English lessons from the only American he knows Problem is, she’s the FBI’s most wanted woman And he’s a Cuban teenager desperate to live the American Dream When will he realize his mentor…

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Barber Shop Chronicles

Barber Shop Chronicles

Inua Ellams Published by Oberon
9781786821782

A generously funny, heart-warming and insightful new play set in five African cities - Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, Accra - and in London Inspired in part by the story of a Leeds barber, the play…

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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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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Large Mixed Cast

David Hare from Katherine Boo Published by Faber & Faber
9780571312412

"It's not just that rich people don't know what they've got. They don't even know what they throw away" India is beginning to prosper But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport is an obstacle,…

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Beloved Friend

Beloved Friend

Large Mixed Cast

Nancy Pahl Gilsenan Published by Dramatic Publishing
B52

At the beginning, Kristin, a high school student in Minneapolis, is encouraged to correspond with an African girl of her own age who lives in Rhodesia Kristin's relatively affluent life in Minneapolis…

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Big White Fog

Big White Fog

Large Mixed Cast

Theodore Ward Published by Nick Hern Books

A poignant family drama set in Chicago's South Side in the 1920s against a backdrop of the Great Depression and the inescapable racism of the times Struggling to keep his dreams alive and his family together,…

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Black Comedy - Nine Plays

Black Comedy - Nine Plays

Pamela Faith Jackson - ed Published by Applause Books
1557832781

The humor of African-American life is inextricably tied to the humor on the African-American stage, its character shaped by the contradictions of being Black and Bewildered and Bothered in the New World…

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