Black Playwrights: 50th Anniversary Special Event



Rand Theater, Bromery Center for the Arts (Bromery Center for the Arts , Amherst, MA 01003, Amherst MA)

Directed by Awotunde Judyie Al-Bilali, Gilbert McCauley and Dr. Priscilla Maria Page, Curated by Dr. Priscilla Maria Page   October 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m.  In the Curtain Theater  $15 general admission, $5 students and seniors 

The UMASS Department of Theater marks its 50th anniversary with an evening celebrating Black theater-makers whose bold work has appeared on our stages. We will honor Black creativity with staged readings and a conversation on Black creativity, past, present, and future. Over three deozen plays by Black playwrights have been producted at UMass Theater since its creation; we are proud to present selections from the following featured works:

*New Black Math* by Suzan-Lori Parks

*Pork Chop Wars* by Laurie Carlos

*sash & trim* by Djola Branner

*spell #7* by Ntozake Shange

*Infants of the Spring* by Ifa Bayeza

*My People* from *Love, Langston* by Langston Hughes

*Joe Turner’s Come and Gone* by August Wilson

*To Be Young, Gifted, and Black* by Lorraine Hansberry

*Blues for Mr. Charlie* by James Baldwin

*Ohio State Murders* by Adrienne Kennedy

*Baltimore* by Kirsten Greenidge

*A Raisin in the Sun* by Lorraine Hansberry

*Unfinished Women…*by Aishah Rahman

*Hell in High Water* by Marcus Gardley

*Lydia on the Top Floor* by Terry Jenoure

*Crossing John at the Crossroads* by Gilbert McCauley

Content advisory: use of racial slurs and descriptions of racial violence.