Flyin' West and Other Plays
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This anthology of my work includes Flyin' West, Blues for
An Alabama Sky,
Bourbon at the Border, Late Bus to Mecca, and Chain.
A Song for Coretta
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Flyin' West (1992)
Set in Nicodemus Kansas in 1898, this is
an inspiring story of African American pioneers in the American
West. A warm humor filled family saga, it illuminates the rich
history of a group of black homesteaders and explores the unique
challenges they faced as pioneer women. Following the 1992 premiere
of the play in Atlanta at the Alliance Theatre, under the direction
of Kenny Leon, Flyin' West was the most produced new play in
the country in 1994.
Blues for an Alabama Sky (1995)
Set in Harlem
in 1930, the play introduces a rich group of characters, scrambling
to survive the depression and make some sense of their overlapping
love lives. It premiered at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta starring
Phylicia Rashad, directed by Kenny Leon.
Bourbon at the Border (1997)
Two Civil Rights workers whose lives were forever changed
by the violence of one Mississippi summer struggle to adjust
to life thirty years after their dream of freedom turned into
a nightmare.The play premiered at The Alliance Theatre under
the direction of Kenny Leon.
Late Bus to Mecca (1992)
two character play explores the relationship of two women
who meet in the bus station and find their lives suddenly
joined in unexpected ways. The play was commissioned and
developed by the Women's Project & Productions
and the Southeast Playwright's Project of Atlanta. It premiered
at the Judith Anderson Theatre in New York City.
This one character play presents Rosa, a sixteen
year old crack addict, whose parents have chained her inside
the house in a desperate attempt to keep her away from drugs.
It was commissioned and produced in conjunction with Late Bus
to Mecca at the Judith Anderson Theatre in New York City.
for Coretta (2007)
Inspired by the long line of mourners who
came by Ebenezer Baptist Church to pay their respects to Mrs.
Coretta Scott King, the play introduces five fictional African
American women, aged 17 to 57, waiting in the rain to say their
good-bys. The play premiered at Spelman College in 2007 under
the direction of Cyrstal Dickinson.
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The Love Project (2007)
by Pearl Cleage
and Zaron W. Burnett, Jr.,
in collaboration with West Coast performance
artists Idris Ackamoor and Rhodessa Jones of Cultural Odyssey,
explores aspects of love, and is performed with music by Ackamoor
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