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Black Playwrights

A Salute to the African American Playwright August Wilson

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This film is a beautiful legacy. It sheds light on a very gifted man who, like many creative people, was raised under difficult circumstances in an underserved area of Pittsburgh. All of his plays were "doors" into the black experience, and from many eras of the American story.

Black Women Taking Flight in U.S. Theater

Michelle Flowers Taylor | Posted 11.27.2012 | Good News
Michelle Flowers Taylor

Reflecting changes in society that have catalyzed the need for diverse voices to be heard, there has been an increase in Black women playwrights. The trend is present in Hollywood where short plays by and about Black women will be presented in BWSOTU.