48HOURS IN...  HARLEM ANTHOLOGY

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An inspired collection of 12 short plays commissioned by an OBIE award winning theatre collaborative for their annual 48Hours in… ™Harlem play festival. Written by established and emerging playwrights.

First presented at The HSA Theater in Harlem, New York City, August 2011 and 2012, these plays were inspired by some of our great American storytellers including: Adrienne Kennedy, Richard Wesley, Charles Fuller, Suzan Lori-Parks, and George C. Wolfe

The 12 plays presented in this collection are: 

 

Ayanna Maia’s Funny, I’m A Negro 

Harrison David Rivers’ delicious(!)  

Keith Josef Adkins’ Potato Salad 

Derek Lee McPhatter’s All That Yes We Can and Stuff  Mfoniso Udofia’s Hunger

Dominique Morisseau’s The Masterpiece 

Zoey Martinson’s The Birthday 

Marcus Gardley’s Let The Church Say… 

Kevin R. Free’s Turn This Motha Out (With Prayer) 

Christine Jean Chambers’ Half Brothers 

France-Luce Benson’s Red Bottom 

D.A. Taylor’s Soldiering 

Presented at The HSA Theater in August 2013 and The National Black Theatre in Harlem, New York City, in August 2014, these plays were inspired by some of our great American storytellers including:

Aimé Césaire, Lorraine Hansberry, Leslie Lee, Lynn Nottage,

Joseph A. Walker and August Wilson.

The 12 plays presented in this collection are: 

Dennis A. Allen II’s Where the Sun Don’t Shine 

Shaun Neblett’s 5% Ring Dream 

Jocelyn Bioh’s Teena… With Two “E”’s 

Nambi E. Kelley’s A Rose Deferred 

Nathan Yungerberg’s Brush Strokes 

Myla Francine Churchill-Barrett’s Tempest Tossed  

Jesse Cameron Alick’s for colored boys who have considered colored girls when what was wasn’t enough 

Lucy Judith Adong’s’ Blood  

J. Holtham’s Shadow Of An Angel  

Pia Wilson’s All OK 

James Scruggs’ Better Than Yellow  

Nikkole Salter’s Keepers 

October 2016 Drama Bookshop - Book Launch - NYC

Presented at The National Black Theatre in 2015 and 2016,  these plays were inspired by some of our great American storytellers including: Ama Ata Aidoo, Alice Childress, Rita Dove, Lonnie Elder III, Don Evans, J.E. Franklin, Charles Gordone, Laurence Holder, Zora Neale Hurston, Marion McClinton, Carl Hancock Rux and August Wilson.

The 12 plays presented in this collection are: 

 

Angelica Cheri’s Daddy Blue Parker

Camille Darby’s Free

Keelay Gipson’s Lunchtime in Heaven

Chisa Hutchinson’s The Pull of Gravity

Nilan Johnson’s The Shadow in the Corner

Danielle Eliska Lyle's  Stereo-Yooooo. Yo

Cassandra Medley's Inheritance

Jerome A. Parker's  A Different World

Cori Thomas' Somebody Somewhere

Germono Toussaint's The Cross and the Karma

Korde A. Tuttle's Assembly

James Anthony Tyler’s Grow

Presented in association with Pregones/PRTT at Pregones Theater in the Bronx in 2016 and Pregones/PRTT at Pregones Theater in the Bronx and the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in Manhattan in 2018, these plays were inspired from short stories, media, poems, articles, and plays by Latino artists about the Bronx.

The 12 plays presented in this collection are: 

 

Sol Crespo's A Toast

Migdalia Cruz's dHow To Put out a Fire 

Candido Tirado's My Bronx Bus Tour

Rebecca Martinez’s Survivors

  Marco Antonia Rodriguez’s The Kingdom By The Sea

Edwin Sanchez’s The Widow of Hunts Point Auto Glass

Raquel Almazan’s When I Came Home

Georgina Escobar's In The Life Of Stones

Aravind Enrique Adyanthaya’s Old B-Girl an dRival of Old B-Girl (Also Old) A Thousand Years After Scratching the Fever Capital of the Solar System

Pablo García Gámez’s Eclipse Total en G.T.'s

Modesto Flako Jiménez's Pensamientos

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