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June 17, 2020

Plays by Black Writers: Stories for This Moment


Concord Theatricals is proud to represent plays by Black authors that grapple with current themes and the history of the Black community. Check out a selection of these titles below, or continue to explore on our website.

Amen Corner by James Baldwin

Bella: An American Tall Tale by Kirsten Childs

Blacktop Sky by Christina Anderson 

Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau

Blues for Mister Charlie by James Baldwin

Bulrusher by Eisa Davis 

Clarity by Korde Arrington Tuttle 

Colored People’s Time by Leslie Lee

Detroit ’67 by Dominique Morisseau

Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope by Micki Grant, Vinnette Carroll

Dot by Colman Domingo 

Facing Our Truth: 10 Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege by Quetzal Flores, Marcus Gardley, Tala Manassah, Mona Mansour, Winter Miller, Dominique Morisseau, Dan O’Brien, A. Rey Pamatmat

Fallout (UK) by Roy Williams

Father Comes Home From The Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks

From Okra to Greens by Ntozake Shange

Goodnight, Tyler by B.J. Tindal 

Half-Breed (UK) by Natasha Marshall

How Black Mothers Say I Love You by Trey Anthony

King Hedley II by August Wilson

The Light by Loy A. Webb

The Luck of the Irish by Kirsten Greenidge

Native Son (Revised) by Paul Green, Richard Wright

The New Black Fest’s Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments by Dennis A. Allen II, Idris Goodwin, Eric Micha Holmes, Nathan James, Nambi E. Kelley, Nsangou Njikam, Nathan Yungerberg

No. 6 by T.J. Young

Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu

A Photograph: Lovers in Motion by Ntozake Shange

Purlie Victorious by Ossie Davis

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll’d by Jonathan Payne 

Shebeen (UK) by Mufaro Makubika

Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads (UK) by Roy Williams

Single Black Female by Lisa B. Thompson

Smart People by Lydia R. Diamond

A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller 

Southern Promises by Thomas Bradshaw

Spell #7 by Ntozake Shange

Steal Away by Ramona King

Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond

This Bitter Earth by Harrison David Rivers

Through the Night by Daniel Beaty

Wedding Band by Alice Childress

What The Wine Sellers Buy by
Ron Milner 

What To Send Up When It Goes Down by Aleshea Harris (You can also visit Aleshea’s resource page)

Whitewash (UK) by Gabriel Bisset-Smith