By Annemarie Bean
A Sourcebook on African-American Performance is the 1st quantity to contemplate African-American functionality among and past the Black Arts flow of the Nineteen Sixties and the recent Black Renaissance of the 1990s.
As with all titles within the Worlds of Performance sequence, the Sourcebook involves vintage texts in addition to newly commissioned items by way of outstanding students, writers and performers. It comprises the performs 'Sally's Rape' by means of Robbie McCauley and 'The American Play' by way of Suzan-Lori Parks, and springs whole with a considerable, historic advent by means of Annemarie Bean.
Articles, essays, manifestos and interviews integrated conceal themes such as:
* theatre at the specialist, innovative and school stages
* live performance dance
* neighborhood activism
* step shows
* 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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No more no less. Don’t philosophize, just take out that gun. COPS: What’s going on! ALL: We want to convince this nigger to stop killing us, for you. What do you think? YOUNG BOY: No we want to report a crime. A murder of sanity. YOUNG GIRL: A murder. BLACK COP: Where? I must solve it! BLACK WOMAN: You did it. BLACK COP: Y…me? BLACK WOMAN: To you! ALL: By them. Look at them. Dance with me Henry! Work with me anger. Slop. Bump a chump a lump. 42 I THEATRICAL IN(TER)VENTIONS (Sudden pantomime. Lights dim—come up to shift of players.
The cops are murderers. The cops are murderers. A black cop is a murderer. He just shot my man. ) BLACK WOMAN: What’s that bitch sayin? Her man. Bitch. What? That’s my man, there dead. YOUNG GIRL: (weeping) You like dead folks for husbands. All you want is soft shit. Not no husband. Just soft shit. Get away. 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.
Not that. It’s not his fault! Please! BIG GIRL: DO LIKE I SAY! DO LIKE I WANT YOU TO DO! (Clara drops her head and rises and exits stage right followed by Big Girl. Stoogie and his boys finish their drinks, stalk and swagger about. ) BAMA: Hey, Stoogie babe, what about the split? STOOGIE: (drunk) Later, you square-ass, lame-ass mathafukker! (Hoss giggles) BABY GIRL: CAT! CAT! CAT! : (seated drinking) Shut up, Baby Girl. Ain’t no cats out dere. 2 CLARA’S OLE MAN 31 MISS FAMIE: (staggers from upstairs, calls back) Good night Toohey.