DAMU. See STOKES, HERBERT.
DANIELS, RON, Playwright. Formerly associated with the DC Black Repertory Co., Washington, DC
Swing Low Sweet Steamboat // Also known as The Wake of Nan Walker (drama, full length, 1973). Set on a New Orleans pier and in a middle-class living room, this drama revolves around a group of wine-drinking derelicts, among whom is a young Vietnam veteran whose death precipitates the action. The derelicts are brought together with the snobbish family of the veteran at his funeral. First prod. as a workshop production by the DC Black Repertory Co., 1973. World premiere by DC Black Repertory, opening Nov. 12, 1974, for 20 perfs.; dir. by Motojicho (VANTILE WHITFIELD).
DARRELLE, DHARVI (Arlene Morgenstern), Playwright. Associated with the Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop (FSWW) in New York City.
Goodbye to Yesterday (musical, 3 acts, 1972). Domestic love story dealing with the conflicts between a black couple's married life and the wife's desire to be a successful dancer. New Couple (dance drama, 2 acts, 1975). Subtitled "Lovers." Triangular relationship involving a black woman, a white European man, and a black homosexual. Public reading by FSWW, at the Martinique Theatre, New York, June 1975. Unpub. script in the FSWW Archives/Schomburg Collection.
DAVID, JAMAL. See POLE, CHARLES.
DAVIDSON, N. R., JR. (Norbert R.) ( 1940- ), Playwright and magazine editor. Born in New Orleans, LA. Received the A.B. from Dillard Univ. and the M.F.A. from Stanford Univ. During the 1960s, he was playwright-in-residence with the Dashiki Project Theatre in New Orleans. One of the editors of
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Publication information: Book title: Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their Plays:A Biographical Directory and Dramatic Index. Contributors: Bernard L. Peterson Jr. - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1988. Page number: 127.