By Annemarie Bean

A Sourcebook on African-American functionality is the 1st quantity to think about African-American functionality among and past the Black Arts circulate of the Sixties and the recent Black Renaissance of the 1990s.As with all titles within the Worlds of functionality sequence, the Sourcebook includes vintage texts in addition to newly commissioned items by way of extraordinary students, writers and performers. It contains the performs 'Sally's Rape' via Robbie McCauley and 'The American Play' by means of Suzan-Lori Parks, and springs entire with a considerable, historic advent by way of Annemarie Bean.Articles, essays, manifestos and interviews incorporated conceal issues such as:* theatre at the expert, progressive and school levels* live performance dance* neighborhood activism * step exhibits* functionality art.Contributors comprise Annemarie Bean, Ed Bullins, Barbara Lewis, John O'Neal, Glenda Dickersun, James V. Hatch, Warren Budine Jr. and Eugene Nesmith.

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BIG GIRL: (enjoying herself) Ha ha ha…that wouldn’t do no good. Would it? Just remember what shape you were in when I met you, kid. Ha ha ha. (to Jack) Hey, boy, can you imagine this pretty little trick here had her stomach seven months in the wind, waitin’ on a dead baby who died from the same disease that Baby Girl had… 2 CLARA’S OLE MAN 19 CLARA: He didn’t have any nasty disease like Baby Girl! BABY GIRL: (hears her name but looks out door) NO! NO! SHIT! DAMN! SHIT! SHIT! BIG GIRL: HAW HAW HAW…now we got her started… (She laughs for over a minute; Jack waits patiently, sipping; Clara is grim.

Help people. Black cop shot my man. BLACK WOMAN: You shut up. It’s my man. YOUNG GIRL: A dead man. Nobody’s man. A dead man. And bitch you killed him. BLACK WOMAN: Don’t talk to me like that. My man. YOUNG GIRL: Soft shit’s your man. Help people. Cops. Cop face cracker America killed my man. My… BLACK WOMAN: Was my husband. YOUNG GIRL: Was my brother! And I was his sister! But was you his wife, woman? Don’t lie! PEOPLE, TRAITOR, NIGGERS KILLED MY BROTHER…KILLIN YOU! BLACK WOMAN: (softer) I was his wife.

Where’s some human beings. Allah be praised Humans. 1: Yeh who? We human. 2: Yes. 3 POLICE 45 YOUNG BOY: ’Swhat we need… BLACK WOMAN: (whipping black cop) COPS. TAKE IT OUT. WHHHHHH OOH OOH OOOH OOOOOOOOOOH! (Young girl and young boy “arrive” on scene. ) BLACK WOMAN: (whipping black cop) Dirty Thing! BLACK COP: Ooooh Please I didn’ wanna Please Please!!!! BLACK WOMAN: Whyn’ you shoot yourself with that joint? 1, 2, 3: That’s him, huh. Look at him. HaHaHaHaHaHaHaahahahahahaha. YOUNG GIRL: Yeh. A Swine Eater and A Swine.

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