Seventy-four scenes from plays by minority playwrights designed to make students aware of cultural diversity. Providing a stepping stone to the study of minority writing, the book presents scenes for acting and directing practice. Instead of isolated cuttings from a large number of plays, a number of scenes from single plays are included. This allows for a more comprehensive view of the playwright's style and message. Scenes range from less than two minutes to ten or more minutes. Each is preceded by background information and discussion/analysis to help develop characterizations. Each play, playwright and minority category is examined in historical and cultural perspective.