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

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DAMU. See STOKES, HERBERT.

DANIELS, RON, Playwright. Formerly associated with the DC Black Repertory Co., Washington, DC


PLAY:

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.


PLAYS:

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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Table of contents

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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