Playwright Listing

Listed Alphabetically by First Name - Click Names/Titles for Detailed Info
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Aaron Copland
• Second Hurricane (1985-86)   
Alan Foster Friedman
• Day Out of Time (1981-82)   • Last Dance Man (1983-84)   
Albert Bermel
• Thrombo (1984-85)   
Alexis de Veaux
• No (1980-81)   
Alice Childress
• Trouble in Mind (A Black Retrospective 5) (1978-79)   
Amiri Baraka
Amiri Baraka • Most Dangerous Man in America (2014-15)   • Sidnee Poet Heroical (1974-75)   • A Recent Killing (1975-76)   • Amiri Baraka in Concert (1979-80)   • Boy & Tarzan Appear in a Clearing (1981-82)   • The Toilet (2008-09)   • Dutchman (2014-15)   
Angela Jackson
• Shango Diaspora (1981-82)   
Anthony Wisdom
• Something Lost (1980-81)   
August Wilson
• Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (1996-97)   
Barry Amyer Kaleem
• Birdland (1978-79)   
Ben Caldwell
• The World of Ben Caldwell (1981-82)   
Beth Turner
• La Morena (1980-81)   • Sweet Mama Stringbean (2007-08)   
Beverly Trader Austin
• Zion (1991-92)   
Bill Harris
• Trio (1982-83)   • Robert Johnson: Trick the Devil (1992-93)   • Cool Blues (2010-11)   • Stories About the Old Days (2020-21)   
Billy Graham
• Trial of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (1983-84)   
Brad Brewer
• Brewery Puppets (1979-80)   
Bridgette Wimberly
• The River Crosses Rivers: Short Plays by Women of Color (2009-10)   
Buriel Clay
• Liberty Call (1982-83)   
Carolyn Rodgers
Carolyn Rodgers • Love (1981-82)   
Cassandra Medley
• Ma Rose (2020-21)   
Charles Fuller
• The Candidate (1973-74)   • In My Many Names and Days (1972-73)   
Charles Michael Moore
• The Hooch (1983-84)   
Charles Smith
• Jelly Belly (1990-91)   • Knock Me a Kiss (2010-11)   
China Clark
• Bessie Speaks (1994-95)   
Clare Coss
• Lillian Wald: At Home on Henry Street (1986-87)   • Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington (2013-14)   • Dr. Du Bois & Miss Ovington (2020) (2020-21)   
Clarice Taylor
• Spermegga (1999-00)   
Clayton Riley
• Gilbeau (1975-76)   
Clifford Mason
• Time Out of Time (1986-87)   
Cori Thomas
• The River Crosses Rivers: Short Plays by Women of Color (2009-10)   
Craig Harris
• for colored girls who have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf (1995) (1994-95)   
Crispen Langeria
• Friends (1979-80)   
Damien Leake
• Child of the Sun (1981-82)   
Dan Owens
• Bargaining Thing (1975-76)   
David Charles
• In the House of Blues (1985-86)   
David Henry Hwang
David Henry Hwang • Dance and the Railroad (1980-81)   
David Paladino
• Champion (2005-06)   
David Steven Rappoport
• Upper Depths (1982-83)   
Dennis Rosa
• Portrait of Jennie (1982-83)   
Diane Richards
• Sowa’s Red Gravy (2012-13)   
Dick A. Williams
• One (1970-71)   
Don Evans
• It’s Showdown Time (1976-77)   • Mahalia (1977-78)   • Louis (1981-82)   
Don Kinch
• The Balm Yard (1990-91)   
Don Wilson Glenn
• American Menu (2002-03)   
Earl Anthony
• Charlie Can’t Win No Wars on the Ground & Misjudgement (1970-71)   • Black People’s Party (1981-82)   
Ed Bullins
Ed Bullins • In New England Weather (1970-71)   • Taking of Miss Janie (1974-75)   • Daddy (1979-80)   • The Taking of Miss Janie (2006) (2006-7)   • Salaam Huey Newton, Salaam (2008-09)   • In the Wine Time (2013-14)   • The Fabulous Miss Marie (2013-14)   
Edgar Nkosi White
• The Defense (1976-77)   • Trinity (1987-88)   
Edward Pomerantz
• Brisburial (1973-74)   
Edwin Denby
• Second Hurricane (1985-86)   
Elaine Jackson
• Toe Jam (1975-76)   • Puberty Rites (2011-12)   
Elizabeth Van Dyke
• Great Men of Gospel (2003-04)   
Elliot Weiss
• Birdland (1978-79)   
Endesha Ida Mae Holland
• From the Mississippi Delta (1987-88)   • From the Mississippi Delta (2020) (2020-21)   
Enid Futterman
• Portrait of Jennie (1982-83)   
Ernest Ferlita, S.J.
• Black Media (1978-79)   
Errol John
• Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (2006-07)   
Fana Kekana
• Survival (1989-90)   
Fred Newman
• Satchel: A Requiem for Racism (2007-08)   
G. William Oakley
• Basin Street (1983-84)   
Gary Lasdun
• As Long as You’re Happy Barbara (1979-80)   
George Rattner
• December 7th (1985-86)   
Gerald W. Deas MD
• Oh! Oh! Obesity (1983-84)   
Geri Lipshultz
• Once Upon the Present Time (1985-86)   
Ginny Lim
• Paper Angels (1981-82)   
Grenoldo Frazier
• Hot Dishes! (A Black Retrospective 1) (1978-79)   
Guy Davis
• In Bed with the Blues: The Adventures of Fishy Waters (1993-94)   
Howard L. Craft
• Freight: The 5 Incarnations of Abel Green (2017-18)   
Howard Marren
• Portrait of Jennie (1982-83)   
Howard Simon
• James Baldwin: A Soul on Fire (1999-00)   
Hugh L. Fletcher
• Amarie (2008-09)   
Hughes Allison
• The Trial of Dr. Beck (1980-81)   
Ifa Bayeza
• Drink Water (1974-75)   
Irwin Lerner
• Tea (1975-76)   
Ivey McCrae
• Runners (1977-78)   
J.e. Franklin
• Black Girl (1971-72)   • Prodigal Sister (1974-75)   • Christchild (1992-93)   • Black Girl (1995) (1995-96)   • The River Crosses Rivers: Short Plays by Women of Color (2009-10)   
Jack Gelber
• The Connection (1980-81)   
James De Jongh
• Do Lord Remember Me (1976-77)   • Do Lord Remember Me (1997) (1996-97)   • Do Lord Remember Me (2020) (2020-21)   
James Weldon Johnson
• God’s Trombones (1989-90)   
Jay Broad
• Conflict of Interest (2000-01)   
Jeff Stetson
• The Meeting (1986-87)   • The Meeting (2021) (2020-21)   
Jeffrey Sweet
• Court Martial at Fort Devens (2011-12)   
Jim Grimsley
• Mr. Universe (1987-88)   
John Herman Shaner
• After Crystal Night (1987-88)   
John O. Killens
• Cotillion (1975-76)   
John Shévin Foster
• Plenty of Time (2012-13)   
Jordan Budde
• Fraternity (1983-84)   
Joseph Lizardi
• The Commitment (1973-74)   • Block Party (1977-78)   
Josh Greenfield
• I Have a Dream (1985-86)   
Joyce Walker-Joseph
• Games (1983-84)   
June Tansey
• Adam (1982-83)   
Karen Jones Meadows
• Harriet’s Return: Based Upon the Legendary Life of Harriet Tubman (2017-18)   
Karimah
• Accept “Except” LGBT NY (2014-15)   
Ken Rubenstein
• Confession (1974-75)   • Transition (1974-75)   
Kermit Frazier
• Kernel of Sanity (2008-09)   
Larry Muhammad
• Looking for Leroy (2018-19)   
Larry Neal
• Glorious Monster in the Bell of the Horn (1979-80)   
Laurence Holder
• Zora Neale Hurston: A Theatrical Biography (2016-17)   • When the Chickens Came Home to Roost (1980-81)   • Zora (1980-81)   • Dreams Deferrred (1981-82)   • When the Chickens Came Home to Roost (2021) (2020-21)   
Laurie Carlos
• Nonsectarian Conversations with the Dead (1985-86)   
Lee Gundersheimer
• Incommunicado (1997-98)   
Levy Lee Simon
• The Stuttering Preacher (2005-06)   
Lonnie Carter
• Sovereign State of Boogedy Boogedy (1986-87)   
Lorraine Hansberry
• Raisin in the Sun (A Black Retrospective 3) (1978-79)   
Louis Peterson
• Take a Giant Step (A Black Retrospective 4) (1978-79)   • Crazy Horse Have Jenny Now (1979-80)   
Lucky CienFuegos
• Flamingo Flomongo (1978-79)   
Lynn Nottage
• The River Crosses Rivers: Short Plays by Women of Color (2009-10)   
Maishe Maponya
• Jika (1988-89)   
Malik
• Real Black Men Don’t Sit Cross Legged on the Floor (2005-06)   
Marcia Leslie
• The Trial of One Short Sighted Black Woman vs Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae (1999-00)   
Marge Elliot
• Branches from the Same Tree (1980-81)   
Mark Barkan
• Waltz of the Stork Boogie (1984-85)   
Martie Evans-Charles
• Jamimma (1972-73)   • African Interlude (1977-78)   
Martin Duberman
Martin Duberman • In White America (2015-16)   
Marvin X
• Salaam Huey Newton, Salaam (2008-09)   
Matsemela Manaka
• Gorée (1989-90)   
Matt Robinson
• Keyboard (1981-82)   
Maurice “Pops” Peterson
• Hot Dishes! (A Black Retrospective 1) (1978-79)   
Melba Moore
• Sweet Songs of the Soul (2004-05)   
Melvin Van Peebles
Melvin Van Peebles • Champeen! (1982-83)   • Waltz of the Stork Boogie (1984-85)   
Mfundi Vundla
• Widows (1980-81)   • Widows (2021) (2020-21)   
Michael A. Jones
• Josh: The Black Babe Ruth (2007-08)   
Michael Hulett
• Basin Street (1983-84)   
Michael Picardie
• Shades of Brown (1983-84)   
Micki Grant
• Prodigal Sister (1974-75)   • Looking Back (1993-94)   
Motsumi Makhene
• Gorée (1989-90)   
Mshengu
• Survival (1989-90)   
Naveen Bahar Choudhury
• The River Crosses Rivers: Short Plays by Women of Color (2009-10)   
Nicholas Biel
• Wilderness of Shur (1982-83)   
Nikos Kazantzakis
• Christopher Columbus (1997-98)   
Nina Angela Mercer
• Gutta Beautiful (2007-08)   
Ntozake Shange
Ntozake Shange • for colored girls who have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf (1975-76)   • for colored girls who have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf (1995) (1994-95)   • It Hasn’t Always Been This Way (2006-07)   
Nubia Kai
• Parting (1983-84)   
Oliver Lake
• The Matador of 1st and 1st (1994-95)   
Orson Welles
• Macbeth (1976-77)   
Ossie Davis
• A Last Dance for Sybil (2002-03)   
Owen Dodson
• Divine Comedy (1976-77)   
P. J. Gibson
• Long Time Since Yesterday (1984-85)   • Long Time Since Yesterday (1985-86)   • The River Crosses Rivers: Short Plays by Women of Color (2009-10)   
Patricia Lea
• Night Song (1977-78)   
Paul Carter Harrison
• AmeriCain Gothic (1984-85)   
Pearl Cleage
• Hospice (1983-84)   • Chain | Late Bus to Mecca (1991-92)   • Hospice (2021) (2020-21)   
Pedro Pietri
• Puerto Rican Obituary (1979-80)   
Peter Boroko
• Gorée (1989-90)   
Peter DeAnda
• Adam (2016-17)   • Ladies in Waiting (1973-74)   
Philip Yordan
• Anna Lucasta (1978-79)   
Phillip Hayes Dean
• Paul Robeson (2005-06)   
Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
• Diss Diss & Diss Dat (2003-04)   
Ramona King
• Steal Away (1981-82)   
Ray Ramirez
• Mondongo (1975-76)   
Reginald Vel Johnson
Reggie Vel • Section D (1975-76)   
Richard Abrons
• The Brothers Berg (1999-00)   • Every Day a Visitor (2000-01)   • Whose Family Values (2002-03)   • Every Day a Visitor (2013) (2013-14)   
Richard Ahlert
• Adam (1982-83)   
Richard Wesley
• The Last Street Play (1996-97)   
Risë Collins
• Incandescent Tones (1983-84)   
Rob Penny
• Who Loves the Dancer (1981-82)   • Good Black Don’t Crack (1988-89)   
Robbie McCauley
• My Father and the Wars (1986-87)   
Robert Reiser
• Grand Street (1980-81)   
Ron Milner
Ron Milner • What the Winesellers Buy (1972-73)   • Season’s Reason (1977-78)   • Jazz Set (1982-83)   • Checkmates (1995-96)   • Defending the Light (1999-00)   • Urban Transition: Loose Blossoms (2002-03)   
Ron Stacker Thompson
• Tis the Morning (1988-89)   
Rose Marie Guiraud
• Initiation (1977-78)   
Ruby Dee
• Take it From the Top (1979-80)   • One Good Nerve: A Visit with Ruby Dee (1997-98)   • The River Crosses Rivers: Short Plays by Women of Color (2009-10)   
Rudolph Fisher
• The Conjure Man Dies (2000-01)   
Ruth Beckford
• Tis the Morning (1988-89)   
Safiya Henderson-Holmes
• Testimony (1991-92)   
Samm-Art Williams
• Welcome to Black River (1984-85)   • The Dance on Widow’s Row (1999-00)   
Selaelo Maredi
• Survival (1989-90)   • Beautiful Things (2000-01)   
Seth Sibanda
• Survival (1989-90)   
Shauneille Perry
Shauneille Perry • Things of the Heart (1980-81)   • In Dahomey (1998-99)   
Sholem Asch
• God of Vengeance (1978-79)   
Soledad Santiago
• Perdido (1976-77)   
Sonny Jim Gaines
• Don’t Let it Go to Your Head (1977-78)   • Twenty Year Friends (1983-84)   
Stafford Ashani
• Ma Maw Black Sheep (1985-86)   
Stephen Taylor
• Appear and Show Cause (1985-86)   
Tato Laviera
• La Chefa (1981-82)   • Nuyorican Poets Cafe (1982-83)   • Becoming Garcia (1983-84)   
Ted Hayes
• Waltz of the Stork Boogie (1984-85)   
Tennessee Williams
• Suddenly Last Summer (1970-71)   
Tess Onwueme
• The Missing Face (2000-01)   
Themba Ntinga
• Survival (1989-90)   
Thomas W. Jones II
• Wizard of Hip (1990-91)   
Tom Cole
• Medal of Honor Rag (2020) (2020-21)   • Medal of Honor Rag (1975-76)   
Tommy Butler
• Selma (1983-84)   
Trazana Beverley
• Git on Board (1980-81)   • The Spirit Moves (1993-94)   
Trevor Rhone
• Two Can Play (2019-20)   
Turk Murphy
• Basin Street (1983-84)   
Umar Bin Hassan
• Suspenders (1979-80)   • Aid to Dependent Children (1974-75)   
Val Coleman
• Greatest Man on Earth (1975-76)   • Valentine’s Day (1997-98)   
Various Artists
• Great Black Plays & Playwrights Reading Series (2009-10)   • Ntozake Shange November Reading Series: 2018 (2018-19)   • Taking Back Out City: 30 Play Reading Series (2001-02)   • She Speaks, He Speaks, Generations Speak: Black Words Matter (2020-21)   
Vincent D. Smith
• Williams and Walker (1985-86)   
Vinie Burrows
• Rose McClendon: Harlem’s Gift to Broadway (1998-99)   
W. Allen Taylor
• In Search of My Father… Walkin’ Talkin’ Bill Hawkins (2007-08)   
Walter Jones
• Dudder Love (1972-73)   
Wesley Brown
• Boogie Woogie & Booker T (1986-87)   
William “Mickey” Stevenson
• A Thrill a Moment (1988-89)   
William A. Parker
• Waitin’ 2 End Hell (2004-05)   
William Branch
• In Splendid Error (A Black Retrospective 2) (1978-79)   
William Shakespeare
• Macbeth (1976-77)