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

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EARLY, ANN, Playwright. Based in New York State, where she was associated with Writers-in-Residence, at Great Neck, during the 1970s.


PLAYS AND DRAMATIC WORKS:

I Am (blues musical, 1973). Written partly with inmates of C-76, Riker's Island, NY, where it was prod. in 1973. Do You Take This Woman (domestic drama, 1 act, pre- 1976). The trials of a devout black mother of two sons, one of whom is dying from drug addiction, and the other living in her home with his common-law wife. Prod. by Writers- in-Residence, Great Neck, NY, before 1976. Is George Responsible (courtroom comedy, pre- 1976). George Washington is placed on trial for the failure of the American governmental system. Prod. by Writers-in-Residence, Great Neck, NY, before 1976. Mishap (drama, 2 acts, pre- 1976). An unwed mother who has brought up her son to believe that he is her brother tries to prevent him from entering into an incestuous relationship with a neighbor's daughter who is really his sister. Prod. by Writers-in-Residence, Great Neck, NY, before 1976.

EARLY, JACQUELINE, Playwright. Associated with the Harlem Cultural Council in New York City. Address: c/o Harlem Cultural Council, Inc., 1 W. 125th St., New York, NY 10027.


DRAMATIC WORK:

Sheba (improvisational song play, 1971). Prod. at Tomkins Square Park, New York, Aug. 1971.

EATON, AL, Actor-playwright. Based in New York City. A graduate of Emerson Coll. in Boston. He has performed with the National Center for Afro- American Artists as well as with a Shakespearean company.


PLAY:

M.L.K. (one-man drama, full length, 1985). Based on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. According to Joe Spencer, writing in the New York Amsterdam News ( June 1, 1985), "What makes the drama . . . a standout is that [Eaton] takes us into the lives of several

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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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