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Blacktop Sky - Full Length Play, Drama

Blacktop Sky

Christina Anderson

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Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573706684

"Christina Anderson’s Blacktop Skyserves as a mirror for issues in our society surrounding homelessness, police violence, relationships and above all, empathy." - San Diego Voice and Viewpoint

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: Acting Edition
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: Large Print
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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Drama

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - The blacktop courtyard of a housing project. 2008.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Exterior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Klass, a homeless, young Black man, sets up residence in the courtyard of the housing project where Ida Peters lives. Triggered by a fatal confrontation between a local street vendor and the police, Klass and Ida quickly develop a precarious bond against the backdrop of a restless neighborhood. Inspired by the Greek myth Leda and the Swan, Blacktop Sky examines the intersection of love, violence, and seduction.

REVIEWS

"Christina Anderson’s Blacktop Sky serves as a mirror for issues in our society surrounding homelessness, police violence, relationships and above all, empathy." - San Diego Voice and ViewpointRead More 

"[...] as compelling and persuasive as it is adroit." - San Diego Story, Read More

"A searing exploration of poverty, homelessness and social disquietude." - San Diego Gay and Lesbian NewsRead More 


Check out these photos from the Know Theatre of Cincinnati's production of Blacktop Sky in January 2016.


Blacktop Sky premiered at the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, MO in January 2013 under the direction of Mykel Hill.

Characters

CASTING

5m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

IDA – 18; Black American female. A realist, but also a romantic. Charming. Tough. Sweet.
KLASS – 25; Black American male. A wanderer. Observant. Quiet. Poetic. Strong.  
WYNN – 27; Black American male. Traditional. He prides himself on being a strong, sensible Black man. Plays tough although he’s rather sensitive.
THICK NECKS -  heard, not seen
Videos
  • Blacktop Skypromo for Carlotta Festival

Author
Christina Anderson

Christina Anderson

Christina's work has appeared at The Public Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Penumbra Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, and other theaters in the United States and Canada. Awards and honors: Inaugural Harper Lee Award for Playwriting, two PONY nominations, three Susan Smith Blackburn nominations, and Woursell Prize Finalist. Christina obtained her B.A. from Brown University and an M.F.A. ... view full profile

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