Black Girl

L:R – Louise Stubbs, Arthur French, Kishasha, Gloria Edwards

Black Girl is a play by American playwright J. E. Franklin. It is a family drama about a young woman who defies expectations and pursues her dream of becoming a dancer.

It was first produced on public television in 1969, followed by NFT’s off-Broadway production in 1971. It was later adapted by the playwright as a feature film that was released the following year, directed by Ossie Davis.

Presented as part of the 1971-72 Season

Play opened June 17, 1971 at the Theatre De Lys

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright J.e. Franklin
Director Shauneille Perry Shauneille Perry
Stage Manager Horacena J. Taylor
Set Designer C. Richard Mills
Lighting Designer Buddy
Costume Designer Femi Sarah Heggie
Sound Designer Gary Harris
Actor Arthur French, Jr.
Actor Minnie Gentry
Actor Leslie Uggams
Actor Louise Stubbs
Actor Kishasha
Actor Gloria Edwards
Actor Rhetta Greene
Actor Stacey Durant
Actor Troy Warren
Actor Jimmy Hayeson

All 1971-72 Season productions: