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Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

An Anthology, 2nd Edition

Edited by Roberta Uno


510 pages | 22 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Editor

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
DRAMA / General
DRAMA / Anthologies (multiple authors)
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General