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

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ABAKARI, DEMANI ( Demon Smith, also known as Damani Abubakari), Playwright, director. Former director of the Afro-Centric Theatre Movement in Detroit, where he was also associated with the Concept East Theatre (CET) and the Mwongi Art Theatre.


PLAYS:

White Sale (short revolutionary skit, c. 1972). A black salesman is chastised by a black customer for trying to sell him the "white things" that he has on special clearance sale. Prod. by CET, prior to being pub. in Guerrilla Theatre ( Weisman, 1973). Inn Crowd (1 act, 1973). Prod. by Mwongi Art Theatre, 1973. Pvt. Huckleberry (1 act, 1973). Prod. by CET, 1973.

ABDULLAH, AHMED MAARIFA, Playwright. Formerly associated with Oduduwa Production, Black Studies Dept., Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA.


PLAY:

A Malcom [sic] Play (children's play, 2 acts, 1970). About Malcolm X; written to instill racial pride in children. Pub. in Connection ( Porter, 1970).

ABIODUNJI, SYL, Playwright. Formerly associated with Oduduwa Production, Black Studies Dept., Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA.


PLAY:

For Malcolm X ( 1970). An arrangement of the words of Malcolm X, in which America is put on trial and executed for crimes against black people. Pub. in Connection ( Porter, 1970).

ABNEY, ROBERT, JR. ( 1949- ), Author, playwright, library technician, and human relations consultant. Born and resides in Washington, DC. Librarian technician in the DC Public Lib. (now the Martin Luther King Memorial Lib.).

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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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