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

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KABABA, LAWRENCE, Former artistic director and resident playwright of the New Concept Theatre (NCT), Chicago.


PLAYS:

(All prod. by NCT.) Darts Anyone? ( 1967). The Pride of Africa ( 1968). Home Grown War ( 1974). Concerns the murder of a young black militant by the police.

KAIN, GYLAN, Poet, actor, playwright. Born and raised in Harlem, New York City. Former leader of the famed performing group The Last Poets, who performed at The East Wind, a black cultural center in Harlem of which Kain was also the director. The Last Poets appeared in the hit film Right On! ( 1971), and their poems were recorded by Juggernaut Records (JUG-ST/LP 8802). Kain appeared in the play The Black Terror ( 1972). His poetry has been published in Essence magazine and in his collection, Black Spirits ( 1970). Address: 1295 Fifth Ave. #8B, New York, NY 10029.


PLAYS AND DRAMATIC WORKS:

Epitaph to a Coagulated Trinity (1 act, 1968). A black wino points up the absurdities of white Christianity to a group of white priests, nuns, and churchgoers, until someone calls the police. Prod. by The Last Poets, at The East Wind, New York, 1968; dir. by ERNIE McCLINTOCK. The Urination of Gylan Kain ( 1973). Prod. by the Players' Workshop, Feb. 23, 1973.

KALEEM, BARRY AMYER ( Amyer Kaleem), Playwright. Formerly associated with the New Federal Theatre (NFT) in New York City.


PLAYS AND DRAMATIC WORKS:

System of Green Lantern Solos (drama, 3 acts, 1973). About black survival in the twenty-first century. Prod. by NFT, Feb. 1973; dir. by SAMM-ART WILLIAMS. You Don't Get Off Here to Catch the Express (musical comedy, 1 act, 1975). Lyrics coauthored with IFA AYAUN. Music arranged by Andre Ingram and Palmer Lampkin.

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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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