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Groundbreaking One-Act Series: Black Album

Greenway Court Theater
544 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

  • Playwright Adrienne Kennedy
  • Director Anita Dashiell-Sparks
  • Playwright Douglas Turner Ward
  • Director Peppur Chambers
  • Playwright LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)
  • Director Gregg T. Daniel

The “Black Album,” One-Act Series is an acknowledgment of those early seminal playwrights of color whose work changed the face of the American Theatre and opened doors to future, diverse generations of writers. Each staged-reading performance includes a post-show talk-back. _______________________________________________________________________________ FUNNYHOUSE OF A NEGRO by Adrienne Kennedy: A modern classic about the student Sarah, a young black woman living in New York City, and her search for her identity in a very complex, warring, and fractured world.  _______________________________________________________________________________ DUTCHMAN by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka): An emotionally charged and highly symbolic version of the Adam and Eve story, wherein a naive bourgeois black man is murdered by an insane and calculating white seductress, who is coldly preparing for her next victim as the curtain comes down. _______________________________________________________________________________ DAY OF ABSENCE by Douglas Turner Ward: A satire about an imaginary Southern town where all the black people have suddenly disappeared. _______________________________________________________________________________ In Spring, look forward to our Groundbreaking One Act Series: 'White Album’ (February 9th & 10th, 2019), presenting three one-acts by the prominent playwrights Miller, Ibsen, and Strindberg, now performed by actors of color.


  • Anita Dashiel Sparks
  • Veralyn Jones
  • Yvonne Huff Lee
  • Paul Turbiak
  • Sharyn Grose
  • Reign Morton
  • Burl Moseley
  • Alexandra Hellquist
  • Christopher Carrington
  • Christian Henley
  • Ricco Ross
  • Yolanda Snowball
  • Toya Turner
  • Gregg T. Daniel
  • Laura Wernette

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