Does any know of any plays for African Americans?

I have 2 do a monlogue for theatre class please tell me ASAP if you know of any play. Please, give me a few if you know any.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    One really good way to find material might be to look at the career of Audra McDonald. She's played many traditionally african american and non traditinoal roles including 1 in 110 in the Shade where a caucasian man (John Cullum) played her father and they got Tony nominations!

    I don't personally think that a role has to be a specific race, but you can try these shows:

    The Color Purple

    A Raisin in the Sun

    Caroline or Change



    Once On This Island



    Harriet Tubman

    Anansi the Spider

    Harlem Knights


    Carter’s Way

    Africa’s Daughter

    Betrayal of Black Jesus

    There are more, but I'm blank right now. Try searching the net.

    Look at works by:

    Ralph Ellison

    Ernest Gaines

    Langston Hughes

    Zora Neale Hurston

    Harper Lee

    Toni Morrison

    Alice Walker

    August Wilson

    Richard Wright

    Regina Taylor

    I honestly think almost any role can be played by any race. Why not take a role that you like and make it yours? There are some roles that it really doesn't matter what race they are.

    good luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    I think there is a book called Monologues for Actors of Color for Women.

    Plays: Breath Boom, For Colored Girls who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow was not Enough,

    Playwrights: August Wilson, Susan Lori Parks, Zora Neale Hurston, Kia Cortheron, Zora Neale Hurston,

  • 1 decade ago

    August Wilson is a well-known African American playwright who wrote a series of plays. I've seen "Fences" and "Seven Guitars," and both are excellent.

    Here is a list of his works:

    Two musicals, "Crowns" by Regina Taylor, and "Five Guys Named Moe" also spring to mind. The former is mostly for women, the latter is an all-male cast.

    Another musical, "Ragtime," has some major African-American characters.

  • 1 decade ago

    Anything by August Wilson

    Or Othello.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Starlight Express?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Have look at some of the sites on this directory page:


  • 1 decade ago

    Go to the library at your school and ask the librarian, or, go to the Public Library and ask the Librarian.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the adventures of black jesus

    written by Huey Freeman

  • 1 decade ago

    To kill a mockingbird has a lot of african american people in it.

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