Ten-Minute Plays

Ten-Minute Plays

by Zetta Elliott


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Ten-Minute Plays by Zetta Elliott

STASH: Charity, a young woman is accused of killing and castrating her abusive father.

QUALITY: Two white women do laundry while discussing the challenges of living in a neighborhood that is gradually being gentrified.

INNOCENTS: Three black women gather behind a courthouse in the South to reflect on their loss of innocence.

SELF/PRESERVATION: A white couple, desperate to save their home from eminent domain, falsely claims their cellar was once part of the Underground Railroad.

HER VOW: After miraculously recovering from a coma, Lila attacks life with a vigor that frightens and alienates her devoted husband, Jerome.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441486271
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/05/2009
Pages: 58
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Zetta Elliott earned her PhD in American Studies from NYU. Her poetry has been published in the Cave Canem anthology, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, Check the Rhyme: an Anthology of Female Poets and Emcees, and Coloring Book: an Eclectic Anthology of Fiction and Poetry by Multicultural Writers. Her novella, Plastique, was excerpted in T Dot Griots: an Anthology of Toronto's Black Storytellers, and her essays have appeared in The Black Arts Quarterly, thirdspace, WarpLand and Rain and Thunder. She won the 2005 Honor Award in Lee & Low Books' New Voices Contest, and her picture book, Bird, was published in October 2008. Her first play, Nothing but a Woman, was a finalist in the Chicago Dramatists' Many Voices Project (2006). Her fourth full-length play, Connor's Boy, was staged in January 2008 as part of two new play festivals: in Cleveland, OH as part of Karamu House's R. Joyce Whitley Festival of New Plays ARENAFEST, and in New York City as part of Maieutic Theatre Works' Newborn Festival. Her one-act play, girl/power, was staged as part of New Perspectives Theater's festival of women's work, GIRLPOWER, in August 2008. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

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