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An Interview with Elaine Jackson

by Nathaniel G. Nesmith The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 2 (Spring 2021) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2021 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Elaine Jackson, born in Detroit (1938), began her career in the theatre as an actress. In the early 1970s, she established her career as a playwright with her first […]

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A Return to 1987: Glenda Dickerson’s Black Feminist Intervention

by Khalid Y. Long The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 2 (Spring 2021) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2021 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Glenda Dickerson (1945-2012) is often recognized as a pioneering Black woman theatre director.[1] A more expansive view of her career, however, would highlight Dickerson’s important role as a playwright, […]

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Intersectional Identities, Collaborations, and Contemporary Performance Practices

Maya Roth, Editor Contemporary Women Stage Directors: Conversation on Craft By Paulette Marty Reviewed by Dohyun Gracia Shin   Double review Encounters on Contested Lands: Indigenous Performances of Sovereignty and Nationhood in Québec By Julia Burelle  and Provocative Eloquence: Theater, Violence and Antislavery Speech in the Antebellum United States By Lauren Mielke Reviewed by Vivian […]

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Earle Hyman and Frederick O’Neal: Ideals for the Embodiment of Artistic Truth

by Baron Kelly The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 2 (Spring 2021) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2021 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Histories of US theatre have often overlooked the contributions of Black trailblazers as agents of change. Instead of focusing on the knowledge, tradition, sacrifice, and artistry of these pioneers, mainstream […]

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Unhappy is the Land that Needs a Hero: The Mark of the Marketplace in Suzan-Lori Parks’s Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1-3

by Michael P. Jaros The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 1 (Fall 2020) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2020 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Appearing within the first iteration of the Black Lives Matter movement and the fraught national conversations over the legacies of the American Civil War, Suzan Lori Parks’s Father Comes […]

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Subversive Inclusion: Ernie McClintock’s 127th Street Repertory Ensemble

by Elizabeth M. Cizmar The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 2 (Spring 2021) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2021 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Ernie McClintock (1937–2003), director, acting teacher, and producer, grounded his work in the Black Power concepts of self-determination and community, but in pursuing a more inclusive theatre company, he […]

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“Ya Got Trouble, My Friend, Right Here”: Romanticizing Grifters in American Musical Theatre

by Dan Venning The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 1 (Fall 2020) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2020 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Grifters. Flim-flammers. Matchstick men. Confidence men.[1] These are only a few of the many exotic and perhaps amusing-sounding names for those who spin the truth and perpetrate frauds on unsuspecting […]

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Interviews and Afterviews on “Milestones in Black Theatre”

by Heather S. Nathans The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 2 (Spring 2021) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2021 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center During the fall of 2020 I had the privilege of interviewing a group of groundbreaking scholars in Black Theatre: Harry Elam, Jr., E. Patrick Johnson, David Krasner, Bernth Lindfors, […]

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Silence, Gesture, and Deaf Identity in Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening

by Stephanie Lim The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 1 (Fall 2020) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2020 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center For a woman to bear a child, she must . . . in her own personal way, she must . . . love her husband. Love him, as she can […]

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Introduction to “Milestones in Black Theatre”

This special issue of the Journal of American Drama and Theatre was initially envisioned as a celebration of the inimitable Errol Hill’s contributions to Black Theatre in American history. Hill’s centennial asks us to reflect on the long history of American performance and the impact of Black lives on the American theater. Errol Hill did […]

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