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On Holy Ground: Plays from the National Black Theatre Festival (Paperback)

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By Michael Dinwiddie (Editor), Jackie Alexander (Preface by)
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This new collection brings together plays and monologues from the National Black Theatre Festival, the premier biennial gathering of Black theatre companies and artists from around the country, featuring an extraordinary array of performances, workshops, films, spoken word poetry, and more. This volume includes three full-length plays produced at the festival--Looking for Leroy by Larry Muhammad, Berta, Berta by Angelica Ch ri, and Maid's Door by Cheryl Davis--as well as 15 monologues selected from plays performed at the festival. This collection will also feature texts from notable figures who have spoken at the festival, including Maya Angelou. These works showcase the phenomenal artistic talent on display at the festival, celebrating the legacy of this remarkable convening that strives to ensure a vibrant future for Black theatre in America.

About the Author

Michael Dinwiddie is a professor at New York University. A dramatist whose works have been produced in New York, regional, and educational theater, he has been playwright-in-residence at Michigan State University and St. Louis University and taught writing courses at the College of New Rochelle, Florida A&M University, SUNY Stony Brook, California State University at San Bernardino, and Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He spent a year at Touchstone Pictures as a Walt Disney Fellow and worked as a staff writer on ABC-TV's Hangin' with Mr. Cooper. He was awarded a 1995 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Playwriting. Professor Dinwiddie received a 2005 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award in recognition of exceptional teaching inside and outside of the classroom setting.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780887540004
ISBN-10: 0887540007
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication Date: November 16th, 2021
Pages: 300
Language: English