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American Dreams
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written by Velina Hasu Houston, 1957- (1984); directed by Peggy Shannon; performed by Mary Bond Davis, Yvonne Farrow, Bonnie Oda Homsey, Peter A. Jacobs, Carl Lumbly, 1952-, Vonetta McGee, 1945-2010, Don Reed, 1959-, Charlie Robinson and Patricia Ayame Thompson (L. A. Theatre Works, 1991, originally published 1991), 1 hour 46 mins, 106 page(s)
After World War II, an African-American war vet brings home his Japanese bride. The family must learn to be tolerant of their new family member, while dealing with prejudice in the outside world.
written by Velina Hasu Houston, 1957- (1984); directed by Peggy Shannon; performed by Mary Bond Davis, Yvonne Farrow, Bonnie Oda Homsey, Peter A. Jacobs, Carl Lumbly, 1952-, Vonetta McGee, 1945-2010, Don Reed, 1959-, Charlie Robinson and Patricia Ayame Thompson (L. A. Theatre Works, 1991, originally published 1991), 1 hour 46 mins, 106 page(s)
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Neat
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written by Charlayne Woodard, 1953- (2001); directed by Stuart K. Robinson; performed by Charlayne Woodard, 1953- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2001, originally published 2001), 1 hour 44 mins
In NEAT, Obie Award-Winning writer/performer Charlayne Woodard shares her memories of growing up black in America in the '60s and '70s. Weaving magic, Woodard takes us from Savannah, Georgia to Albany, New York with engaging humor and sharp insight.
written by Charlayne Woodard, 1953- (2001); directed by Stuart K. Robinson; performed by Charlayne Woodard, 1953- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2001, originally published 2001), 1 hour 44 mins
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Stick Fly
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written by Lydia R. Diamond, 1969- (2008); directed by Shirley Jo Finney; performed by Justine Bateman, 1966-, Dule Hill, 1975-, Tinashe Kajese, Carl Lumbly, 1952-, Terrell Tilford and Michole Briana White, 1969- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2008, originally published 2008), 1 hour 53 mins
How well do you know your family? Your social class? Your race? Sensitive Kent "Spoon" LeVay and his slick brother "Flip" see their weekend at the family home on Martha's Vineyard as the perfect opportunity to introduce their girlfriends to their upper-middle class African American parents. Instead they stumble in...
written by Lydia R. Diamond, 1969- (2008); directed by Shirley Jo Finney; performed by Justine Bateman, 1966-, Dule Hill, 1975-, Tinashe Kajese, Carl Lumbly, 1952-, Terrell Tilford and Michole Briana White, 1969- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2008, originally published 2008), 1 hour 53 mins
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Blue/Orange
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written by Joe Penhall, 1967- (2000); directed by Joe Penhall, 1967-; performed by Teagle F. Bougere, Daniel Davis, 1945- and Matt Letscher, 1970- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2003, originally published 2003), 1 hour 50 mins
Two psychiatrists - one new and inexperienced, the other his well-established mentor - battle over the diagnosis and treatment of Chris, a young black man who claims to be the son of African dictator Idi Amin. This dark, edgy comedy - winner of the 2001 Olivier Award for Best New Play - will leave you wondering if...
written by Joe Penhall, 1967- (2000); directed by Joe Penhall, 1967-; performed by Teagle F. Bougere, Daniel Davis, 1945- and Matt Letscher, 1970- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2003, originally published 2003), 1 hour 50 mins
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Dinah Was
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written by Oliver Goldstick, 1961- (2003); directed by Gordon Hunt, 1929-; performed by Paul Eiding, 1957-, Yvette Freeman, 1957-, Adriane Lane, Bud Leslie and Daryl Reed (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2003, originally published 2003), 1 hour 45 mins
In a white fur coat, "The Queen of the Blues" sits on her luggage outside a Las Vegas hotel. It is 1959; the legendary star cannot enter the hotel without a white escort. So Dinah Washington, in her inimitable style, takes a long pull from her flask and starts kicking up a fuss. Yvette Freeman reprises her Obie aw...
written by Oliver Goldstick, 1961- (2003); directed by Gordon Hunt, 1929-; performed by Paul Eiding, 1957-, Yvette Freeman, 1957-, Adriane Lane, Bud Leslie and Daryl Reed (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2003, originally published 2003), 1 hour 45 mins
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Relativity
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written by Cassandra Medley, 1949- (2006); directed by Stuart K. Robinson; performed by Judyann Elder, 1948-, Deidrie Henry, Jason Ritter, 1980-, Terrell Tilford, Lorraine Toussaint, 1960-, Ed Begley, Jr., 1949- and James Pickens, Jr., 1954- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2009, originally published 2007), 1 hour 49 mins
Enter the brave new world of genetic mapping and profiling, and the controversy that arises when it is applied to issues of race. Kalima, a brilliant young African-American biogeneticist, finds her cutting-edge research bringing her into ideological conflict with her mother, Claire, who runs a foundation dedicated...
written by Cassandra Medley, 1949- (2006); directed by Stuart K. Robinson; performed by Judyann Elder, 1948-, Deidrie Henry, Jason Ritter, 1980-, Terrell Tilford, Lorraine Toussaint, 1960-, Ed Begley, Jr., 1949- and James Pickens, Jr., 1954- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2009, originally published 2007), 1 hour 49 mins
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Unquestioned Integrity: The Hill/Thomas Hearings
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written by Mame Hunt (1993); directed by Roberta Levitow, fl. 2004; performed by Ed Asner, 1929-, Ella Joyce and Paul Winfield, 1939-2004 (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 1993, originally published 1993), 1 hour 22 mins
Adapted directly from the actual transcripts, Unquestioned Integrity examines the notorious Senate Confirmation hearings when law professor Anita Hill charged Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas with sexual harassment.
written by Mame Hunt (1993); directed by Roberta Levitow, fl. 2004; performed by Ed Asner, 1929-, Ella Joyce and Paul Winfield, 1939-2004 (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 1993, originally published 1993), 1 hour 22 mins
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Ceremonies in Dark Old Men
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written by Lonne Elder, III, 1927-1996 (1969); directed by Judyann Elder, 1948-; performed by Rocky Carroll, 1963-, Glynn Turman, 1947-, Brandon Dirden, 1974-, Jason Dirden, Julia Pace Mitchell, 1985-, Charlie Robinson and Michole Briana White, 1969- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2009, originally published 1969), 2 hours 4 mins
This classic play by Academy Award nominee Lonne Elder III gives us the portrait of a Harlem family that dreams of a better life, but pursues it in tragic ways. First produced by the Negro Ensemble Company in 1969, the critically acclaimed Ceremonies in Dark Old Men opened the door for a new generation of African...
written by Lonne Elder, III, 1927-1996 (1969); directed by Judyann Elder, 1948-; performed by Rocky Carroll, 1963-, Glynn Turman, 1947-, Brandon Dirden, 1974-, Jason Dirden, Julia Pace Mitchell, 1985-, Charlie Robinson and Michole Briana White, 1969- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2009, originally published 1969), 2 hours 4 mins
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Crumbs from the Table of Joy
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written by Lynn Nottage, 1964- (1995); directed by Seret Scott, 1949-; composed by Michael Vannice; performed by Deidrie Henry, Russell Hornsby, 1974-, Tinashe Kajese, Kate Steele and Charlayne Woodard, 1953- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2009, originally published 2009), 1 hour 48 mins, 108 page(s)
The Crump family is adrift and in trouble. Widowed Godfrey is under the spell of Sweet Father Divine, while his teen daughters, Ernestine and Ermina, immerse themselves in the illusions of Hollywood to escape racial prejudice. But things change quickly when free-spirited Aunt Lily shows up: Godfrey remarries a whi...
written by Lynn Nottage, 1964- (1995); directed by Seret Scott, 1949-; composed by Michael Vannice; performed by Deidrie Henry, Russell Hornsby, 1974-, Tinashe Kajese, Kate Steele and Charlayne Woodard, 1953- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2009, originally published 2009), 1 hour 48 mins, 108 page(s)
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Going to St. Ives
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written by Lee Blessing, 1949- (1996); directed by Shirley Jo Finney; performed by L. Scott Caldwell, fl. 1978-1998 and Caroline Goodall, 1959- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2003, originally published 2003), 1 hour 29 mins
The dignified mother of a ruthless African dictator travels to England to seek treatment for her failed eyes from a renowned ophthalmologist. At first glance; it looks like one woman helping another; but each woman brings to the other her true agenda; triggering a profound moral dilemma and a chain reaction of eve...
written by Lee Blessing, 1949- (1996); directed by Shirley Jo Finney; performed by L. Scott Caldwell, fl. 1978-1998 and Caroline Goodall, 1959- (Los Angeles, CA: L. A. Theatre Works, 2003, originally published 2003), 1 hour 29 mins
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