In the two decades since the first edition of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color was published, its significance to the theatrical landscape in the United States has grown exponentially.
Work by female writers and writers of color is more widely produced, published, and studied than ever before. Drawing from an exciting range of theaters, large and small, from across the country, Roberta Uno brings together an up-to-date selection of plays from renowned and emerging playwrights tackling a variety of topics. From the playful to the painful, this revised and updated edition presents a rich array of voices, aesthetics, and stories for a transforming America.
Roberta Uno is a theater director and Director of Arts in a Changing America based at the California Institute for the Arts.
Introduction Roberta Uno Cardboard Piano Hansol Jung Clothes Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary Marissa Chibas Eclipsed Danai Gurira Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue Quiara Alegria Hudes Etchings in the Sand Ananya Chatterjea Meena Natarajan Food and Fadwa Lameece Issaq Jacob Kader Gunshot Medley Dionna Michelle Daniel He Lei No Kaka`ako: Woven Memories Tammy Haili'opua Baker Lines in the Dust Nikkole Salter Mala Hierba Tanya Saracho N*gg* Lynn Nottage Our Lady of Kibeho Katori Hall Our Voices Will be Heard Vera Starbard Scenes from 68* Years Hannah Khalil Standoff at Hwy #37 Vickie Ramirez Sun Sisters Vasanti Saxena The Adventures at Camp KaKeeKwaSha and the Magic Musky Casino! Marcie R. Rendon The Wild Inside Cusi Cram The Wong Street Journal Kristina Wong What Would Crazy Horse Do? Larissa FastHorse Zafira the Olive Oil Warrior Kathryn Haddad