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The Ties That Bind - Inside the Belly of the Beast & Watermelon Rinds

The Ties That Bind - Inside the Belly of the Beast & Watermelon Rinds

3 Male, 5 Female

Regina Taylor Published by Dramatic Publishing
T22

Inside the Belly of the Beast is about a black man who is trying to make it in corporate America, and about what he must do to get there 'We take the journey with him,' Taylor explained. 'First we see…

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The Whipping Man

The Whipping Man

3 Male, 0 Female

Matthew Lopez Published by Samuel French Inc

April, 1865 - the Civil War is over and throughout the South slaves are being freed, soldiers are returning home and in Jewish homes, the annual celebration of Passover is being celebrated Into the chaos…

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They Sing Christmas Up In Harlem - A Lenox Avenue Christmas Carol

They Sing Christmas Up In Harlem - A Lenox Avenue Christmas Carol

6 Male, 6 Female

Eric LeRoy Wilson Published by Dramatic Publishing
TB1

In Harlem, in the late 1920s, there lived a numbers running gangster by the name of Ebenezer Scrooge, who struck terror into the heart of the Harlem community But on a crisp Christmas Eve, it was Scrooge's…

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To Be Young Gifted and Black

To Be Young Gifted and Black

2 Male, 4 Female

Lorraine Hansberry & Robert Nemiroff Published by Samuel French Inc

A fast paced, powerful, touching and hilarious kaleidoscope of constantly shifting scenes, mood and images recreating the world of a great American woman and artist Uniquely and boldly, the play dramatically…

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To Kill a Mockingbird - REVISED EDITION

To Kill a Mockingbird - REVISED EDITION

Large Mixed Cast

Christopher Sergel from Harper Lee Published by Dramatic Publishing
9780871290861

Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town, is about to experience the dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life She and her brother, Jem, are being raised by their widowed father, Atticus,…

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Voices of Black America - Historical Recordings of Poetry & Humour & Drama

Voices of Black America - Historical Recordings of Poetry & Humour & Drama

William Sharman & Peter G Adamson - eds Published by Naxos AudioBooks
NA224812

This unique collection features original recordings from 1908-1946 of Booker T Washington’s Atlanta Exposition Address, the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes, the rarely heard humour of…

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Voices of Color - 50 Scenes and Monologues by 30 African American Playwrights

Voices of Color - 50 Scenes and Monologues by 30 African American Playwrights

Woodie King - ed Published by Applause Books
9781557831743

A trailblazing collection of scenes and monologues by African American playwrights This major omnibus of contemporary American writing will serve as a primary resource for African American artists in search…

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Waiting To Be Invited - USA/Canada ONLY

Waiting To Be Invited - USA/Canada ONLY

1 Male, 5 Female

S.M. Shephard-Massat Published by Dramatic Publishing
WA3

It’s the summer of 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia when four middle-aged black women, co-workers from a local doll factory, travel by city bus to a “Whites Only” eating establishment inside a downtown Atlanta…

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What’d Ya Do Today Billy Joe?

What’d Ya Do Today Billy Joe?

3 Male, 2 Female

Eleanor Harder Published by Dramatic Publishing
W98

It is 1966 in a small Southern town, and Billy Joe Tyler, a nine-year-old black boy, is preparing to go to an all-white school in the morning Despite a white minister's assurance that he will walk with…

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What’s in the Cat

What’s in the Cat

Linda Brogan Published by Methuen

An authentic dramatisation of life in Manchester’s Caribbean community in the 1970s ... Lauren’s come back for Christmas dinner - she’s pregnant at fifteen, but she’s not staying. They’ve found her a place…

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