2nd Edition

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color An Anthology

Edited By Roberta Uno Copyright 2018
    532 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    532 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    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


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