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Strands

Strands

6 Male, 0 Female

Eric L. Wilson Published by Dramatic Publishing
SA3

This collage of monologues, songs, and dance speaks of the power of African-American manhood The piece is driven by the rhythm of the drum, transforming this rhythm from the tribal call all the way to…

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Stung by a Million Gnats

Stung by a Million Gnats

Large Mixed Cast

William Jackson Published by Cyberpress

Stung by a Million Gnats depicts a Midwest trial, telling the story of Huston Jones - a youth shot by a policeman It explores the victim’s experiences, and the views of others, including the police officer…

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Take a Giant Step

Take a Giant Step

9 Male, 7 Female

Louis Peterson Published by Samuel French Inc

An African-American boy is emerging into an bewildering adult world He senses a growing estrangement from his white playmates and is expelled from school Lonely and confused, he ends up in a saloon being…

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Talking Bones

Talking Bones

2 Male, 3 Female

Shay Youngblood Published by Dramatic Publishing
T92

In Talking Bones, Ruth, dignified, aristocratic and Bohemian, is trying to settle her affairs and family before she dies She hears voices and always interprets them to have special meaning in her life…

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The African Company Presents Richard III

The African Company Presents Richard III

5 Male, 2 Female

Carlyle Brown Published by Dramatists Play Service

Earning their bread with satires of white high society, the African Company came to be known for debunking the sacred status of the English classics Many politically and racially motivated critics had…

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The Blue House

The Blue House

2 Male, 4 Female

Jose Cruz Gonzalez Published by Dramatic Publishing
9781583429709

This is the story of 13-year-old Maricela, who lives in a vibrant Chicago neighborhood with a rich and sad history Haunting dreams of strangers from another time lead Maricela to an abandoned lot where…

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The Bluest Eye - USA/CANADA ONLY

The Bluest Eye - USA/CANADA ONLY

2 Male, 6 Female

Lydia R. Diamond from Toni Morrison Published by Dramatic Publishing
BC4

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye is a story about the tragic life of a young black girl in 1940s Ohio Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved by her…

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The Brother/Sister Plays - In the Red and Brown Water & The Brothers Size & Marcus

The Brother/Sister Plays - In the Red and Brown Water & The Brothers Size & Marcus

Tarell Alvin McCraney Published by Theatre Communications Group
9781559363495

A three play Collection from a major new playwright of the American theater Lyrical and mythic, provocative and contemporary, McCraney’s dramas of kinship, love, and heartache are set in the bayou of Louisiana…

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The Cay

The Cay

2 Male, 0 Female

Dr Gayle Cornelison from Theodore Taylor Published by Dramatic Publishing
C90

The Cay relates the compelling journey of 11-year-old Phillip Enright - a journey toward adulthood Phillip is awakened on a February day in 1942 to learn that German submarines have attacked the neighboring…

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The Conscientious Objector

The Conscientious Objector

Large Mixed Cast Male, 1 Female

Michael Murphy Published by Dramatists Play Service

Political theatre at its best, bringing to life an issue that has perplexed this nation since its founding - dissent during a time of war The play dramatizes a largely forgotten period in the life of Dr.…

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