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Gee's Bend - Full Length Play, Drama

Gee's Bend

Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

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Full Length Play, Drama

1m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573663673

Winner! 2008 American Association Award
Gee's Bend depicts the turbulent history of African-Americans in the 20th century by focusing on a single family in the real community of Gee's Bend, AL, which is now famous for the beautiful quilts created by the women that grew up there.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Docudrama/Historic

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century, 1960s, 1930s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Winner! 2008 Osborn Award Award — American Theater Critics Association

Gee's Bend depicts the turbulent history of African-Americans in the 20th century by focusing on a single family in the real community of Gee's Bend, AL, which is now famous for the beautiful quilts created by the women that grew up there. Gospel songs weave in and out of this hauntingly beautiful work.

"Gee's Bend is a lovefest -- between the characters in the play and the land they live on, between the actors and the characters they're portraying, between the play and the audience." - Orlando Sentinel

"Touching, lovely, and true." - Chicago Sun-Times

Gee's Bend premiered at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, 2007. Directed by Janet Cleveland.
Characters

CASTING

1m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

SADIE
NELLA
ALICE/ASIA
MACON 

Videos
  • Gee's Bend - Kansas City Repertory

  • Gee's Bend - Hartford Stage Company

Author
Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder is a graduate of the dramatic writing program at New York University, where she was a Tisch Dramatic Writing Fellow. Her plays include Gee's Bend, which was commissioned by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and published by Samuel French. The play was the recipient of the Osborn Award given by the American Theatre Critics Association and has been produced at ASF, Denver ... view full profile

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