The Piano Lesson
The Piano Lesson is a 1990 play by American playwright August Wilson. The Piano Lesson is the fourth play in Wilson's The Pittsburgh Cycle. Wilson began writing this play by playing with the various a...
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Ed Bullins
Ed Bullins (born July 2, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an African-American playwright. He was also the Minister of Culture for the Black Panthers. In addition, he has won numerous awards, inc...
Bonnie Greer
Bonnie Greer, OBE (born 16 November 1948, Chicago), is an American-British playwright, novelist and critic, who has been living in the UK since 1986.She has appeared as a panellist on television progr...
Suzan-Lori Parks
Suzan-Lori Parks (born 10 May 1963) is an African-American playwright and screenwriter. She received the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant in 2001, and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play...
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List of Maya Angelou works
The works of Maya Angelou encompass autobiography, plays, poetry, and teleplays. She also had an active directing, acting, and speaking career. She is best known for her books, including her series ...
Oscar Brown
Oscar Brown, Jr (October 10, 1926 – May 29, 2005) was an American singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, civil rights activist, and actor. He ran unsuccessfully for office in both the Il...
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Sonia Sanchez
Sonia Sanchez (born Wilsonia Benita Driver, September 9, 1934) is an African-American poet most often associated with the Black Arts Movement. She has authored over a dozen books of poetry, as well as...
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Eulalie Spence
Eulalie Spence (June 11, 1894 - March 7, 1981) was a black writer, teacher, director, actress and playwright from the British West Indies. She was an influential member of the Harlem Renaissance, writ...
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Langston Hughes
James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist.He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary...
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Lynn Nottage
Lynn Nottage (born 1964) is an American playwright whose work often deals with the lives of women of African descent. She is an associate professor of theater at Columbia University and a lecturer in ...
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Adrienne Kennedy
Adrienne Kennedy is an African-American playwright and was a key figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. She is best known for her first major play Funnyhouse of a Negro.Many of Kenn...
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Henry Francis Downing
Henry Francis Downing (1846 – February 19, 1928) was an African-American sailor, politician, dramatist and novelist. His cousin was Hilary R. W. Johnson, first Africa-born president of Liberia (1884–9...
Louis S. Peterson
Louis S. Peterson (June 17, 1922–April 27, 1998) was a playwright, actor, screenwriter, and professor. He was an American playwright and the first African-American playwright to have a dramatic ...
Regina M. Anderson
Regina M. Anderson (May 21, 1901 – February 5, 1993) was a multi-racial playwright and librarian. She was of Native American, Jewish, East Indian, Swedish, and other European ancestry (including one ...
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Samm-Art Williams
Samm-Art Williams (born Samuel Arthur Williams; January 20, 1946) is an American playwright and screenwriter, and a stage and film/TV actor. Much of his work concerns the African-American experience.H...
C. Bernard Jackson
C. Bernard Jackson (November 4, 1927 – July 16, 1996) was an award-winning American playwright who founded the Inner City Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Inner City was one of the first arts institut...
Ron Allen (playwright)
Ronald "Ron" Allen (September 13, 1947 – August 10, 2010) was an African-American poet and playwright who described his work as a "concert of language." The Detroit native employed intuitive configur...
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Douglas Turner Ward
Douglas Turner Ward (May 5, 1930) is an American playwright, actor, director and theatrical producer best known as a founder and artistic director of the Negro Ensemble Company (NEC).
Turner was b...
David E. Talbert
David E. Talbert (born February 10, 1966) is an American playwright. He is a graduate of Morgan State University and attended the New York University film program.Talbert has won numerous NAACP awards...
Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou (/ˈmaɪ.ə ˈændʒəloʊ/; born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American author, poet, dancer, actress, and singer. She published seven autobiographies, three boo...
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Joseph A. Walker (playwright)
Joseph Alexander Walker (24.02.1935–25.01.2003) was an American playwright and screenwriter, theater director, actor and professor. He is best known for writing The River Niger, a three-act play that ...
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Don Evans
Donald Thomas "Don" Evans (April 27, 1938–October 16, 2003) was a noted African-American playwright, theatre director, actor and educator.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1938, Evans ...
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