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

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TANSEY, JUNE, Actress and musical librettist. Based in New York City.


DRAMATIC WORK:

Adam ("A . . . Musical About Adam Clayton Powell, Jr." [subtitle], full length, 1983). Book by Tansey. Music and lyrics by her husband, RICHARD AHLERT. Deals with the fall from power of the flamboyant black congressman, the forces that contributed to it, and its effect on the black community. Prod. Off-Bway by WOODIE KING, JR., and the New Federal Theatre, at the Henry St. Playhouse, New York, Jan. 20-Feb. 6, 1983; dir. by DON EVANS. With Reuben Green in the starring role.

TAPIA, JOSE ( 1942- ), Playwright, specializing in musical theatre. Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Educated at Fordham Univ. (B.A., 1964, with one year at Fordham Law School). Was living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, during the 1970s.


DRAMATIC WORKS:

Kenya (musical pageant, full length, 1969). Prod. at P.S. 29, New York, 1969. EGO (musical mystery play, full length, 1970). Prod. in Amsterdam, 1970. Welcome Aboard the Space Ship O.R.G.Y. (musical comedy, full length, 1971). Previewed in Dordrecht, 1971. Thoughts (collection of musical sketches, full length: additional lyrics only, 1972). Book, music, and lyrics by LAMAR ALFORD. First prod. Off-Off-Bway at La Mama E.T.C., Dec. 6, 1972; dir. by Jan Mickens. Presented Off-Bway, at Theatre De Lys, March 19-April 6, 1973, for 24 perfs.; dir. by Michael Schultz. Presented by the New Theatre Club of Washington, DC, at the Washington Theatre Club, Jan. 23, 1974, for 23 perfs. NOTE: The Following plays are all pre-1976: Outrage (musical). Satin Man (musical). Sunny Explode (opera, full length).

TATE, NEAL, Composer, musical director, arranger, conductor, and teacher. Born in Yonkers, NY. Educated at New York Univ. (B.S., 1955), with additional study at Manhattan School of Music and Juilliard School of Music. A specialist in theatre music, the training of singers and musicians, and the training of children

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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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