Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Black Female Playwrights - Part V

So let's take a closer look at the black female playwrights. Looking at the fourth and final row (and moving across) we have...

Kirsten Childs

Most known for the musicals The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Obie - 2000) and Miracle Brothers, Kirstin Childs is one of only two writer-composers on our list. According to a New York Times review, her musical - The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin - was "sharp and tasty". 

Known for The Story and The Good Negro (both mounted The Public Theatre).

Micki Grant 

The second writer-composer on our list, Micki Grant is multi-talented. If we focus on just her writing, she is known for the musical Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, amongst others.
Regina Taylor

Regina Taylor's short play - Post Black - was recently featured in The River Crosses Rivers II . However, the multi-talented Ms. Taylor (remember her from the TV show I'll Fly Away) is also known for Oo-Bla-Dee and Crown and is a playwright in residence at Signature Theatre.

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