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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879960657
  • Publisher: Aunt Lute Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 1,345,427
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

December song 5
Acknowledgments 7
Foreword: Trouble Don't Last Always 11
The Premise: Unveiling Positive and Negative Consciousness 13
American Theater, Women, and the Epidemic 28
Prologue: Loves That Kill 33
Mariluz's Thanksgiving 39
Della's Race 45
Now and then 57
Ilka: The Dream 85
Epilogue: Elba's Birthday 99
Love & Danger 103
Allah appears as an eyelash in brooklyn 156
I'se Married 159
So ... 163
One Less Queen 168
The Watermelon Factory 219
Dolly: Old Lady, Love, and Life 240
Like Mama Like Daughter 242
Numb 245
Black Power Barbie 247
Elegy 279
Ashes to Ashes 282
Nothing Forever 294
I Got You Under My Skin 312
Discussion Questions 315
Theater, Acting, and Writing Exercises 323
Positive/Negative: A Workbook 331
References and Further Reading 333
Contributor Biographies 335
Editor Biographies 343
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