Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their Plays: A Biographical Directory and Dramatic Index

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BACON, CARLTON, Musician, composer, and actor. Former resident of Denver, CO. Currently resides in the Bronx, NY.


PLAY:

Barca! Men of Lightning (musical, full length, 1982) . Book and lyrics by KEN GRIMES. Music by Bacon. Based on the story of Hannibal's historic attempt to conquer Rome. Hannibal was the black man who took the elephants over the Alps. For this production, the elephants were portrayed by dancers. Prod. by the Black Arts Co., at the Community House Theatre, Denver, July 29-Aug. 7, 1982; dir. by John McCallum.

BAHATI, AMIRH T., Poet, playwright. Born in Pittsburgh, PA. Currently resides in New York City. Educated at CCNY, where she majored in English and creative writing. An alumna of several writing workshops, including the Playwrights Workshop of the Negro Ensemble Co. (NEC), the Writers Unit of the Public Theatre, and the Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop (FSWW). She has given poetry readings at numerous locations in New York and on several radio stations.


PLAYS:

Castles in the Air (1 act, 1975) . Staged reading by FSWW at the Teachers Inn, New York, Dec. 1975. Unpub. script and tape recording in the FSWW Archives/Schomburg Collection. Attachments (drama, full length, mid- 1970s). Members of a black family, "out of sibling rivalry," fight constantly "to establish, maintain, or break attachments and connections to each other." -- The National Playwrights Directory (Kaye, 1977), p. 11. Prod. by the Public Theatre, New York, as a workshop production, mid-1970s. The Roomer (1 act, mid- 1970s). Prod. by the Public Theatre, as a workshop production, mid-1970s. The Butterfly . . . The Bee ( 1970s). Victims ( 1982). Subtitled "The Triangle." Described by Eddie O'Jay as "a real slice of life in New York City [in] 1982." -- New York Amsterdam News, Dec. 11, 1982. Presented at the Vital Arts Theatre, New York, Dec. 1982; prod. and dir. by Nathan George.

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