New York Book Launch! Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

/New York Book Launch! Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
The Public Theater: Joe’s Pub, New York, New York

“If we want to claim America belongs to all of us, then we better make
sure the theater is a place where all of us can speak. Roberta Uno’s
wonderful book provides stirring support for that inclusive vision.”
‐Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director, The Public Theater

The Public Theater
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director

-and-

Ford Foundation
Darren Walker, President

invite you to a celebration of the new anthology
Contemporary Plays by Women of Color
edited by Roberta Uno

Tuesday, March 6, 2018  4:30-6pm EST
Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater
425 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003

OPENING REMARKS
Darren Walker President, Ford Foundation

EDITOR REMARKS
Roberta Uno Editor, Contemporary Plays by Women of Color, 2nd Edition


SELECT READINGS
Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue by Quiara Alegría Hudes featuring Alejandro Hernandez, Margaret Odette, and Christina Pumariega

Standoff at Hwy#37 by Vickie Ramirez featuring Ty Defoe, Jake Hart, Dawn Jamieson, Naomi Lorrain, Sera-Lys McArthur, and Chris Wight

Lines in the Dust by Nikkole Salter featuring Kristen Adele and Margaret Odette

The Wong Street Journal by Kristina Wong featuring Non Kuramoto

Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary by Marissa Chibas featuring Marissa Chibas

Gunshot Medley by Dionna Michelle Daniel featuring Morgan Camper and Derek Jackson


CLOSING REMARKS
Oskar Eustis Artistic Director, The Public Theater

Special thanks to all of the contributing playwrights to Contemporary Plays by Women of Color, 2nd Edition: Tammy Hailiʻōpua Baker, Ananya Chatterjea, Marissa Chibas, Cusi Cram, Dionna Michelle Daniel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Larissa FastHorse, Danai Gurira, Kathryn Haddad, Katori Hall, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Lameece Issaq & Jacob Kader, Hansol Jung, Hannah Khalil, Meena Natarajan, Lynn Nottage, Vickie Ramirez, Marcie R. Rendon, Nikkole Salter, Tanya Saracho, Vasanti Saxena, Vera Starbard, and Kristina Wong.

Purchase the book online here or ask your local bookseller to order!

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.

 

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