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Stage Black

Stage Black

By Lydia R. Diamond.

Product Code: SN1000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 3m., 7 to 10w.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout Canada, the United States.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Writer, a respected but obscure African-American playwright, attempts to write the perfect, producible black play. The Normals, a typical upper-middle-class African-American family, are introduced. We meet a momma on the couch, an angry young buck, a pretty little sister, her lover, a grandpa, an often-referred-to but never-met career-woman grandmother, and eventually some strategically placed audience members. Despite Writer's efforts, her inclination toward truth and honesty in art conflicts with her desire for commercial viability. Try as she may to write the quintessential black play that falls within the comfort zones of white and black audiences, her subconscious artistic and political sensibilities leap to the fore. Her characters rebel. Finally, a humorous and suspenseful coup. Writer is killed. The catatonic momma on the couch and the ethnically ambiguous European bombshell maid are killed. Angry Young Buck is killed. A new matriarch—Grandma—emerges. And with all of the clichés effectively deconstructed and out of the way, Monica (the pretty little sister) will begin a play of truth and honesty. Or can she?

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code SN1000
  • Cast Size 11
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 120 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583425473
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.