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Cry, The Beloved Country - Oxford Playscripts

Cry, The Beloved Country - Oxford Playscripts

10 Male, 3 Female

Roy Sargeant from Alan Paton Published by Oxford University Press
9780198326953

Set in South Africa, this tells of a father's search for his son, a terrible discovery, and the fate of their village in rural KwaZulu Natal It provides lots of opportunity to discuss issues such as family…

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Deep Blue Funk

Deep Blue Funk

1 Male, 4 Female

Arnold Aprill & Daniel B. Frank Published by Dramatic Publishing
D62

Deep Blue Funk presents young and adult audiences with real life histories of urban teenage parents and portrays how these young people feel about becoming parents when they themselves are still growing…

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Defamation

Defamation

2 Male, 4 Female

Todd Logan Published by Dramatic Publishing
9781619591912

Ms Wade, a professional black female business owner, is invited to the home of Mr Golden, a successful Jewish man, to discuss a potential business project After the meeting, Mr Golden realizes that his…

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Dolphins and Sharks

Dolphins and Sharks

2 Male, 3 Female

James Anthony Tyler Published by Oberon
9781786822925

A searing new comedy about clocking in, clocking out and rising up Yusuf needs a break his philosophy degree from NYU isn't opening any doors, but his new job would help him pay his overdue rent Xiomara…

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Down in Mississippi

Down in Mississippi

2 Male, 2 Female

Carlyle Brown Published by Dramatists Play Service
9780822237839

Three college students a black man, a white woman, and a white man travel to the dangerous world of Mississippi in 1964 to register Negro voters Along the way, they discover that before they can change…

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Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit

Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit

5 Male, 4 Female

David Barr III Published by Dramatic Publishing
E42

A celebration of the life and voice of African-American contralto Marian Anderson Taking place on the eve of the First Annual World Negro Arts Festival in Dakar, Senegal, 1966, this play with music paints…

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Familiar

Familiar

2 Male, 3 Female

Kirsten Greenidge Published by Dramatic Publishing
F79

The world beyond the Frisby's front door is a threatening tangle Mom Maya resides in a hole on the beach, dad Fred is long gone, and the family's beloved clam shack is being infiltrated by gaggles of intrusive…

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Flag Day - Good Clean Fun & Down and Dirty

Flag Day - Good Clean Fun & Down and Dirty

5 Male, 1 Female

Lee Blessing Published by Dramatists Play Service

A play in two plays, Flag Day examines white/black relations in our society with an unblinking eye The first play - Good Clean Fun - is a darkly funny office comedy pitting two workers - one black,…

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Flight

Flight

2 Male, 4 Female

Charlayne Woodard Published by Dramatists Play Service

In 1858, on a plantation in Georgia, a young mother is suddenly sold, leaving behind her husband and their five-year-old son Through a magical evening of storytelling, music and dance, the enslaved community…

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Four Black Revolutionary Plays - Experimental Death Unit 1 & A Black Mass & Madheart & Great Goodness of Life

Four Black Revolutionary Plays - Experimental Death Unit 1 & A Black Mass & Madheart & Great Goodness of Life

Amiri Baraka who originally wrote as LeRoi Jones Published by Marion Boyars

These four one-act plays deal with African-American experience of today, their central elements being love and hatred echoed in violently explosive words, actions, thoughts and metaphor Each is a powerful…

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