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Slavery - Short Play, Drama

Slavery

Jonathan Payne

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Short Play, Drama

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573629938

In the 1930's, the Federal Writer's Project of the Works Progress Administration, under the order of President Roosevelt, devoted itself to interviewing former slaves who were then in their eighties, nineties and even older. These are some of their first hand narratives.

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Description

Short Play

Drama

Docudrama/Historic

Time Period - 1930s, American Civil War Era, 19th Century

Settings Of Play - A slavery auction block

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

KCACTF: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play

WINNER! 2002 KCACTF John Cauble Short Play Award!
In the 1930's, the Federal Writer's Project of the Works Progress Administration, under the order of President Roosevelt, devoted itself to interviewing former slaves who were then in their eighties, nineties and even older. These are some of their first hand narratives, each vividly describing the painful but sometimes humorous lives of men and women who endured slavery. The stories, together with a selection of traditional African-American spirituals, arouse pathos and admiration for these brave souls.


Slavery premiered at Santa Monica College in November 2001 under the direction of Jonathan Payne.

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CASTING

3m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

SUSAN SNOW
WLBOST
DELICIA PATTERSON
MITTIE ARMSTRONG
MORRIS SHEPPARD
FRANK BELL
MARY A. BELL
Author
Jonathan Payne

Jonathan Payne

Jonathan Payne's work has been produced and developed at the Tristan Bates Theatre (UK), Ars Nova, Fringe Festival NYC, The Bushwick Star, and the Fire This Time Festival. He was a proud fellow at New Dramatists, Playwrights Realm and The Dramatist Guild, as well as an Ars Nova Play Group member 2014-15. Awards include the Princess Grace Award (2015), Holland New Voices Award (2014), Rosa Parks ... view full profile

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