Prejudice

Showing all 5 results

  • African-American, black actor, Eugene O'Neill, racism, history

    N

    by Adrienne Pender
    • 100 minutes
    • 2 Males, 1 Female

    Who owns the role – playwright or actor?

    Adrienne Earle Pender’s N dramatizes the struggle between playwright Eugene O’Neill and actor Charles Sidney Gilpin in 1920, as they mount O’Neill’s first box office hit, The Emperor Jones. From rehearsal to Broadway run and, eventually, to the London tour — they fight over the inclusion of the “N” word in O’Neill’s script. To Eugene O’Neill, a word is just a word. Using the N-word heightens the character and strengthens the impact of the play. For Charles Gilpin, who becomes the first black man to be honored by the Drama League of New York for his portrayal of the lead in The Emperor Jones, those six letters have the power to unravel everything that he has ever worked. At stake for O’Neill? His artistic vision. For Gilpin? His entire career and family.

    Downloadable PDF available.  Diverse casting.

    Read More
    $11.00$80.00
  • Refraction of Light

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 100 minutes
    • 2 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 4

    On the day World War II ends, another war begins.  Joe Taylor, an African-American veteran decides he wants to marry Nettie French, a childhood sweetheart, and buy the house belonging to Rose Beauchamp, a white teacher who has befriended both Nettie, daughter of Rose’s deceased best friend, and Joe and encouraged their friendship and academic aspirations. Rose’s prejudice rears its head and her reluctance to sell her house to Joe sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to destroy all their futures. Harry Rosen, a Jewish immigrant from Nazi Germany, enters their lives and helps them find their way home.

    Read More
    $9.00$60.00
  • Forn Cover - HUMANS REMAIN A Full Length Drama Robin Rice

    Humans Remain

    by Robin Rice
    • 110 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 5 Females; 1 African dancer (optional) (small roles are doubled).

    A hidden society fearful of the outside. A curious stranger accidentally pulled into their world. A romance that threatens their survival. Humans Remain is a celebration of love, familial responsibility, and honor.

    A full-length drama script for a play by Robin Rice, Humans Remain challenges our views on cultural bias, assimilation, values, and assumptions. A well-meaning “foreigner” attempts to rescue the White Cliff Kinfolk – a mixed-race society isolated from civilization in the hills of New Jersey for over 200 years. Love. Death. History. Magic. Nature. Belief. All of these are played out on the stage. All but one character are mixed race, mainly African-American. One character is specified as African-American. The others are as diverse as desired.

    Highly theatrical staging possible.

     

    Read More
    $9.95$80.00
  • Three Long Days Play Script Book Cover

    Three Long Days

    by Gillette Elvgren

    In this one-act comedy for high school, a group of  teens comes to grips with stereotyping and the need for tolerance and understanding for one another. As winners of WPHL Radio’s Three Long Days Lottery, they are confined in a room , with no showers and no escape for three days. An insightful and entertaining play by Gillette Elvgren

     

    Read More
    $9.00$75.00
  • Cover - Fanny and Manny Tie The Knot - Dinner Comedy

    Fanny & Manny Tie The Knot

    by Leslie McBlair
    • 120-180 Minutes
    • 9 Males 8 Females Max/Min 17

    This play is a full-length interactive fundraiser. It’s a spoof wedding between a Virginia Pig Farmer family and a socialite Jewish family from the City. The bride and groom are very much in love, but, oh, when those families clash! The Emcee and Wedding Coordinator are members of the cast, but the caterers are real, of course.

    Read More
    $11.00$100.00

Play Search

Added Cart Notif
Continue Shopping