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Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is a ground-breaking anthology of eighteen new and recent works by African American, Asian American, Latina American and Native American playwrights. This compelling collection includes works by award-winning and well-known playwrights such as Anna Deavere Smith, Cherrie Moraga, Pearl Cleage, Marga Gomez and Spiderwoman, as well as many exciting newcomers.
Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is the first anthology to display such an abundance of talent from such a wide range of today's women playwrights. The plays tackle a variety of topics - from the playful to the painful - and represent numerous different approaches to playmaking.
The volume also includes:
• an invaluable appendix of published plays by women of color
• biographical notes on each writer
• the production history of each play
Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is a unique resource for practitioners, students and lovers of theatre, and an inspiring addition to any bookshelf.
|1||The Queen's Garden||14|
|2||Re/membering Aunt Jemima: A Menstrual Show||32|
|4||1992: Blood Speaks||79|
|5||Come Down Burning||90|
|7||Till Voices Wake Us||127|
|8||How Else Am I Supposed to Know I'm Still Alive||158|
|10||Excerpts from Memory Tricks, Marga Gomez Is Pretty Witty & Gay, and A Line Around the Block||191|
|13||Heroes and Saints||230|
|14||My Ancestor's House||262|
|15||Excerpts from Twilight: Los Angeles 1992||280|
|16||R. A. W. ('Cause I'm a Woman)||289|
|17||Sun Moon and Feather||297|
|Appendix: Published plays by American women of color||317|