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Zooman and the Sign - Full Length Play, Drama

Zooman and the Sign

Charles Fuller

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Full Length Play, Drama

6m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573618451

"As shocking as today's and tomorrow's headlines... an arresting and compassionate piece." - The New York Daily News
A bereaved father posts a sign accusing the entire community of cowardice in the face of the ever escalating violence after the killing of his 12-year-old daughter.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - Interior of home in a large or small town.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Gun Shots, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Obie, From Off-Broadway

Zooman is a black teen in Philadelphia who senselessly terrorizes his community without regard to race. His most recent crime is the killing of a 12 year-old black girl on a street filled with witnesses all of whom are afraid to talk. The dead girl's bereaved father posts a sign accusing the entire community of cowardice in the face of the ever escalating violence. An incendiary drama by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Soldier's Play.

"As shocking as today's and tomorrow's headlines...an arresting and compassionate piece." - The New York Daily News

"Absorbing and more satisfying than most of the other serious work I've attended this year." - The New York Times

Zooman and the Sign was first presented Off-Broadway by Negro Ensemble Company, under artistic director Douglas Turner Ward and managing director Gerald S. Krone, at Theater Four in New York City on December 7, 1980. It was directed by Douglas Turner Ward.
Characters

CASTING

6m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Features Teens, Flexible casting, Local Celebrity Cameo, Minority casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

ZOOMAN
RACHEL TATE
EMMETT TATE
REUBEN TATE
VICTOR TATE
RUSSELL ADAMS
DONALD JACKSON
ASH BOSWELL
GRACE GEORGES
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Charles Fuller

Charles Fuller

Charles Fuller was born in Philadelphia. He achieved critical notice in 1969 with The Village: A Party. He later wrote plays for the Henry Street Settlement theatre and the Negro Ensemble Company in New York. His 1975 play The Brownsville Raid, won him critical acclaim. He won an Obie Award for Zooman and the Sign in 1980. His next work, A Soldier's Play, was a critical success, winning the 1982 ... view full profile

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