Positive/Negative: Women of Color and HIV/AIDS: A Collection of Plays / Edition 1

Positive/Negative: Women of Color and HIV/AIDS: A Collection of Plays / Edition 1

by Imani Harrington
     
 

ISBN-10: 1879960656

ISBN-13: 9781879960657

Pub. Date: 11/01/2002

Publisher: Aunt Lute Books

This collection of plays creatively explores the HIV/AIDS crisis, especially as it is experienced by women within communities of color in the U.S. Postive/Negative explores both individual and community issues, ranging from deeply personal reck-onings with grief and anger to the broader institutional problems of homophobia, poverty, racism, sex-ism, and access to

Overview

This collection of plays creatively explores the HIV/AIDS crisis, especially as it is experienced by women within communities of color in the U.S. Postive/Negative explores both individual and community issues, ranging from deeply personal reck-onings with grief and anger to the broader institutional problems of homophobia, poverty, racism, sex-ism, and access to health care.

Author of Love and Danger and Do You Have Time to Die?, both of which have been produced in the San Francisco Bay Area, Imani Harrington is a longtime AIDS activist who has been living with HIV for more than a decade.

Active in the AIDS field since 1987, Chyrell Bellamy is currently a doctoral student at the University of Michigan. Her research includes prevention and treatment issues of women living with HIV.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879960657
Publisher:
Aunt Lute Books
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

December song5
Acknowledgments7
Foreword: Trouble Don't Last Always11
The Premise: Unveiling Positive and Negative Consciousness13
American Theater, Women, and the Epidemic28
Section 1Love/Relationships
Positive Women
Prologue: Loves That Kill33
Mariluz's Thanksgiving39
Delia's Race45
Now and then57
Ilka: The Dream85
Epilogue: Elba's Birthday99
Love & Danger103
Allah appears as an eyelash in brooklyn156
I'se Married159
Section 2Sex/Sexuality
So...163
One Less Queen168
The Watermelon Factory219
Dolly: Old Lady, Love, and Life240
Like Mama Like Daughter242
Section 3Danger/Death
Numb245
Black Power Barbie247
Elegy279
Ashes to Ashes282
Nothing Forever294
I Got You Under My Skin312
Discussion Questions315
Theater, Acting, and Writing Exercises323
Positive/Negative: A Workbook331
References and Further Reading333
Contributor Biographies335
Editor Biographies343

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