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.
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.
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.
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.).