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

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periodicals, and reference materials needed by this researcher; for making available all the facilities and services of the G. R. Little Library, even during offduty hours, and the facilities of other major libraries in North Carolina through Interlibrary Loan; and for their gracious cooperation and assistance in all phases of the research and writing of this book, from its inception to completion.

To Augustus Sutton, English teacher in the Public Schools of Washington, DC, for research assistance over more than a ten-year period. To Russell A. Gray of Richmond, Virginia, for secretarial services during the early stages of this work.

To Dr. Anne M. Henderson, Chairperson, Dr. Carol C. Jones, and Dr. Robert E. Thorne, Professors of English, Department of Language, Literature, and Communication; and to Dr. Dale E. Henderson, Professor, Department of Social Studies, Elizabeth City State University--for editorial assistance and proofing of the manuscript.

To Russell A. Gray, Robin L. Beamon, Valerie Lumsden, Evyonne Wilson, James A. Barnes, Clennie Razor, and Gladys Banks--for typing and photocopying; to Susan Henderson Mahaffey, Eric White, Carlotta Jordan, Brenda Newsome, James D. Collins, Thomas E. Brown, Harold D. Coppedge, Casper McDaniel, Joyce Sutton, and Willie Moore--for research and clerical services.

To my two sisters, Lena McPhatter of New York City, for keeping me informed of many dramatic events that came to her attention through the mails and the media, and for introducing me to a number of authors, playwrights, critics, and performers among her circle of friends; and Lorraine Cockrell of Reston, Virginia, for her warm encouragement and generous support of my creative efforts throughout the years.

To my buddies and gadflies, William T. Skinner, Lawrence E. Gatling, William D. Butts, Joseph Amanchukwu, and Benjamin Hardy--for a variety of services which helped to make my life easier while completing this book--and for providing the social companionship and camaraderie without which this book might have been completed one year sooner.

And to my editor, Marilyn Brownstein at Greenwood Press--for her insight, skill, understanding, patience, and--above all--tact, in guiding me through the long and arduous process of shaping this book into its present form.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Preface xv
  • Abbreviations xxi
  • Symbols xxv
  • A Biographical Directory xxvii
  • A 1
  • B 29
  • C 93
  • D 127
  • E 157
  • F 169
  • G 187
  • I 261
  • J 263
  • K 285
  • L 299
  • N 357
  • O 361
  • P 371
  • S 409
  • T 441
  • U-V 459
  • W 465
  • Y 513
  • Z 517
  • Appendex a Additional Playwrights Whose Scripts Are Located in Special Repositories 519
  • Appendix B Other Contemporary Black American Playwrights 525
  • Information Sources 531
  • Title Index 551
  • General Index 593
  • About the Author 627
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