25 plays from the Fire This Time Festival : a decade of recognition, resistance, resilience, rebirth, and black theater / edited by Kelley Nicole Girod.

  • London : Methuen Drama, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2022.
  • ©2022
viii, 191 pages ; 24 cm


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Drama [Browse]
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"25 Plays from The Fire This Time Festival: A Decade of Recognition, Resistance, Resilience, Rebirth, and Black Theater reflects this fantastic legacy, containing 25 ten-minute plays originally produced by the eponymous festival. Together, these pieces bookend the Black experience in the US from 2009 to the present day: from the hope for further progress and equity under the Obama administration, to the existential threat faced by Black people under the Trump presidency." -- From publisher's description.
A history of the fire this time festival -- Foreword: “The privilege of identity and why I founded the fire this time festival -- Play sections -- Section 1: Beauty standards and self acceptance in Black America / Vanna White, Brook Shields and Beyonce -- Foreword / Jocelyn Bioh -- Beyonce effect / Katori Hall -- Citizen Jane / Derek Lee Mcphatter -- Vanna White has got to die / Antoinette Nwandu -- Pard palate / Roger Q. Mason -- Section 2: The cost of education: Confronting the effects of racial disparity in America's education system -- Foreword / Cynthia G. Robinson -- Third grade / Dominique Morisseau -- Scholarship babies / Francisca Da Silveira -- Poor posturing / Tracey Conyer Lee -- Section 3: The shots heard round the world: Policing Black bodies in White America -- Foreword / Nia Witherspoon -- The fucking world and everything in it / C.A. Johnson -- Black white & blue / William Watkins; Ain't no mo / Jordan E. Cooper -- Assumed positions / Natyna Bean -- Section 4: Birth: Contemplating the next generation in a complicated system -- Foreword / Stacey Rose -- Untainted wombs / Dennis A. Allen II -- Antepartum / Deneen Reynolds-Knott -- Section 5: Maintaining roots: Addressing gentrification in historically Black neighborhoods -- Foreword / Michelle Tyrene Johnson -- Just another Saturday in the park / Bernard Tarver -- Panopticon / Cyrus Aaron' -- Section 6: The Black family: How we thrive in the face of oppression -- Exodus / Camille Darby -- The sporting life of Icarus Jones / Marcus Gardley -- The house / Charly Evon Simpson -- Sisterhood in the time of the apocalypse / Kendra Augustin's -- C.O.G.s. / Samantha Godfrey's -- Section 7: Black love: Why we hope -- Foreword / Julienne Hairston -- The weather in' / Jonathan Payne -- Slow gin fits / Angelica Chéri -- Love and happiness: Ada’s story / Fredrica Bailey -- Gravity / Josh Wilder -- Maya and rivers / Tyler English-Beckwith -- The fire this time creative team.
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Twenty-five plays from the Fire This Time Festival
  • 9781350268111 ((hardcover))
  • 1350268119 ((hardcover))
  • 9781350268104 ((paperback))
  • 1350268100 ((paperback))
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