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2nd Edition

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color
An Anthology

Edited By

Roberta Uno

ISBN 9781138189461
Published September 1, 2017 by Routledge
532 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In the two decades since the first edition of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color was published, its significance to the theatrical landscape in the United States has grown exponentially.

Work by female writers and writers of color is more widely produced, published, and studied than ever before. Drawing from an exciting range of theaters, large and small, from across the country, Roberta Uno brings together an up-to-date selection of plays from renowned and emerging playwrights tackling a variety of topics. From the playful to the painful, this revised and updated edition presents a rich array of voices, aesthetics, and stories for a transforming America.

Table of Contents


Roberta Uno


  1. Cardboard Piano
    Hansol Jung
  2. Clothes
    Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  3. Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary
    Marissa Chibas
  4. Eclipsed
    Danai Gurira
  5. Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue
    Quiara Alegría Hudes
  6. Etchings in the Sand
    Ananya Chatterjea Meena Natarajan
  7. Food and Fadwa
    Lameece Issaq Jacob Kader
  8. Gunshot Medley
    Dionna Michelle Daniel
  9. He Lei No Kākā‘āko: Woven Memories
    Tammy Hailiʻōpua Baker
  10. Lines in the Dust
    Nikkole Salter
  11. Mala Hierba
    Tanya Saracho
  12. N*gg*
    Lynn Nottage
  13. Our Lady of Kibeho
    Katori Hall
  14. Our Voices Will be Heard
    Vera Starbard
  15. Scenes from 68* Years
    Hannah Khalil
  16. Standoff at Hwy #37
    Vickie Ramirez
  17. Sun Sisters
    Vasanti Saxena
  18. The Adventures at Camp KaKeeKwaSha and the Magic Musky Casino!
    Marcie R. Rendon
  19. The Wild Inside
    Cusi Cram
  20. The Wong Street Journal
    Kristina Wong
  21. What Would Crazy Horse Do?
    Larissa FastHorse
  22. Zafira the Olive Oil Warrior
    Kathryn Haddad

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Roberta Uno is a theater director and Director of Arts in a Changing America based at the California Institute for the Arts.