Vol. 33 No. 2

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Errol Hill Award Winners 1997-2020

The Errol Hill Award is given by the American Society for Theatre Research in recognition of outstanding scholarship in African American theater, drama, and/or performance studies, as demonstrated in the form of a published book-length project (monograph or essay collection) or scholarly article. The book or article must deal with African American theater history, dramatic […]

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Re-Imagining America and Theater: Race, Representation, and Form

Maya Roth, Editor   Casting a Movement: The Welcome Table Initiative Edited by Claire Syler and Daniel Banks Reviewed by Erith Jaffe-Berg Tarell Alvin McCraney: Theater, Performance, and Collaboration Edited by Sharrell D. Luckett, David Román, and Isaiah Matthew Wooden. Reviewed by DeRon Williams The Theatre of August Wilson By Alan Nadel Reviewed by Jasmeene […]

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Talking About a Revolutionary Praxis: A Conversation with Black Women Artist-Scholars in the Wake of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter

Nicole Hodges Persley: I want to end this special issue for JADT with a discussion about the praxis of Black artist-scholars and what sustainability looks like in the wake of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter. How do we sustain ourselves as we navigate teaching online, losing people we love, fighting against racial inequality, systemic racism, […]

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A Documentary Milestone: Revisiting Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement

by Isaiah Matthew Wooden The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 2 (Spring 2021) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2021 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center The 1978 documentary Black Theater: The Making of a Movement opens with a striking performance by the legendary artist-activist-duo Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee that reveals the stakes of […]

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Guadalís Del Carmen: Strategies for Hemispheric Liberation

by Olga Sanchez Saltveit The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 2 (Spring 2021) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2020 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center The Black Latinx community represents a significant portion of the Latinx[1] population, particularly in regions of the US where many Latinx reside. In New York, 23%, in California, 15%, […]

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Newly Discovered Biographical Sources on Ira Aldridge

by Bernth Lindfors The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 2 (Spring 2021) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2021 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center The British Newspaper Archive continues to offer a fruitful research tool for scholars wishing to study reviews of performances by actors on the British stage. I used this remarkable resource […]

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Dancing on the Slash: Choreographing a Life as a Black Feminist Artist/Scholar

by Lisa B. Thompson The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 2 (Spring 2021) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2021 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center If I do not bring all of who I am to whatever I do, then I bring nothing of lasting worth, for I have withheld my essence. Audre Lorde, […]

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“Ògún Yè Mo Yè!” Pathways for institutionalizing Black Theater pedagogy and production at historically white universities

by Omiyẹmi (Artisia) Green The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 2 (Spring 2021) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2020 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center “Ògún Yè Mo Yè!” Ògún lives! I live. E ku Ọsẹ̀ Ògún! At the time of this writing, it is a day to venerate the Òrìṣà of iron, mystic […]

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1991: Original Broadway Production of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston’s Antimusical Mule Bone Is Presented

by Eric M. Glover The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 2 (Spring 2021) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2021 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center The 1991 Lincoln Center Theater (LCT) production of Langston Hughes (1902-67) and Zora Neale Hurston’s (1891-60) 1931 antimusical The Mule Bone represents a milestone in Black theater history. The […]

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Playing the Dozens: Towards a Black Feminist Dramaturgy in the Work of Zora Neale Hurston

Dr. Michelle Cowin Gibbs The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 2 (Spring 2021) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2021 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Best remembered as a novelist, fiction writer, essayist, and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston’s extensive work as a playwright has been largely overlooked in evaluating her contributions to Black theatre. […]

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