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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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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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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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Black Eagles

Black Eagles

Large Mixed Cast

Leslie Lee Published by Samuel French Inc

This is an extraordinary drama about the Tuskegee airmen, America's first black fighter pilots The play opens at a reception honoring the airmen and Gen. Colin Powell As the elderly WWII pilots reminisce,…

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Black Girl

Black Girl

2 Male, 6 Female

J.E. Franklin Published by Dramatists Play Service

Trapped in a life which can lead nowhere, Billie Jean has dropped out of school and secretly taken a job as a dancer in a local bar, her ultimate goal being to become a ballet dancer But her ambitions…

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Black Heroes - Seven Plays

Black Heroes - Seven Plays

Errol Hill - editor Published by Applause Books
9781557830272

Collected here for the first time are plays - many of which have been unavailable for decades - which pronounce a black American struggle for freedom, advancement and equality from the days of slavery…

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