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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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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Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Joe Turner's Come and Gone is a play by American playwright, August Wilson. It is the second installment of his decade-by-decade chronicle of the African-American experience, The Pittsburgh Cycle. The...
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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Charles Fuller
Charles H. Fuller, Jr. (born 5 March 1939) is an American playwright, best known for his play, A Soldier's Play, for which he received the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Fuller was born in Philad...
List of awards and nominations received by Maya Angelou
African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou (1928–2014)86 years was honored by universities, literary organizations, government agencies, and special interest groups. Her honors include a Pulitzer ...
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Roger Guenveur Smith
Roger Guenveur Smith (born July 27, 1955) is an American actor, director, and writer.
Smith was born in 1955 in Berkeley, California, the son of Helen Guenveur, a dentist, and Sherman Smith, a jud...
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...
Gem of the Ocean
Gem of the Ocean is a play by American playwright August Wilson. It is the first installment of his decade-by-decade, ten-play chronicle, The Pittsburgh Cycle, dramatizing the African-American experie...
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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 ...
Fences (play)
Fences is a 1983 play by American playwright August Wilson. Set in the 1950s, it is the sixth in Wilson's ten-part "Pittsburgh Cycle". Like all of the "Pittsburgh" plays, Fences explores the evolving ...
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Steve Carter (playwright)
Horace E. "Steve" Carter, Jr. (born November 1929) is an American playwright, best known for his plays involving Caribbean immigrants living in the United States.
Born Horace E. Carter, Jr. in New...
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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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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