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

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JACKMON, MARVIN E. See MARVIN X (alphabetized under "M").

JACKSON, ANGELA, Poet, playwright, and fiction writer. Chairperson of the OBAC (Organization of Black American Culture) Workshop, Chicago. Contributor to Black Scholar. Her work has been produced in New York by the New Federal Theatre (NFT).


PLAY:

Shango Diaspora (musical, full length, 1982). Music by Eli Joenai. Prod. by NFT, opening July 9, 1982; dir. by Abena Joan Brown.

JACKSON, C. BERNARD ( Clarence) ( 1927- ), Composer, playwright, theatrical director, and theatre administrator. Born in Brooklyn, NY. Educated at the H.S. of Music and Arts (art major), Brooklyn Coll., and UCLA (B.A., M.A.). Musical director, Dance Center, Los Angeles, 1954-56. Choral director, Los Angeles Bureau of Music, 1956-57. Staff member, Dept. of Dance, UCLA, 1957-61; musical director of graduate concerts, 1963; lecturer, 1966-67. Musical director, Alvin Ailey Dance Co. (South American tour), 1963. Musician and resource consultant, Neuropsychiatric Inst., Mental Health Programs, UCLA, 1966-67. Exec. director, Inner City Cultural Center (ICCC), Los Angeles, 1966-. Senior lecturer, Dept. of Ethnic Studies, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1967-. Founding director, Inner City Inst. for the Performing and Visual Arts, Los Angeles, 1967. Director, Leonard Davis Center, and chairman, Theatre Dept., CCNY, 1979-81. In addition to his own plays and dramatic works he has directed the following plays at the ICCC: Street Scene (the musical, by Hughes, Weill, & Rice, 1971), One in a Crowd (by BEAH RICHARDS, 1971), Monkey's Paw. (by. W. W. Jacobs, 1971), and A Black Woman Speaks (by Beah Richards, 1974, revived 1975). Composer of numerous compositions

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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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