What's a Playwright's Forum?


A free gathering of various individuals (i.e. dramaturgs, actors, avid/curious readers, writers, etc.) to discuss, read passages, and quarterly perform readings from plays dealing with the
African/Black Diaspora.  Whereas many are not familiar with the multitude of Black Playwrights writing on the Black experience in
various regions of the world, this forum provides a platform for the discussion of those readings.










Spring/Summer 2018 Starting March 17th

We we will be reviewing all of LORRAINE HANSBERRY' plays (Raisin(a musical), A Raisin in the Sun, The Sign In Sidney Brustein’s Window,  The Drinking Gourd, Les Blancs, What Use Are Flowers?, and To Be Young, Gifted and Black)ending with a staged reading of one of her lesser known plays. 

Past Plays Discussed

Current Discussed Plays

Ameri/Cain Gothic

The Strong Breed

Shango De Ima

TI-Jean and His Brothers

A New Song

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf

Zooman and The Sign

MaRainey's Black Bottom

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