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Taking of Miss Janie, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Taking of Miss Janie, The

Ed Bullins

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Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 4f

The Taking of Miss Janie tells the story of a decade as the youth of this generation undergoes their individual experiences.

"...a metaphor for race relations." - New York Times

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Period, Experimental, Docudrama/Historic

105 Minutes

Time Period - 1960s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Obie, From Broadway

* WINNER! 1975 Obie Award for Direction (Gilbert Moses) and Playwrighting (Ed Bullins)

* WINNER! 1975 Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play  (Ed Bullins) 
The Taking of Miss Janie tells the story of a decade as the youth of this generation undergoes their individual experiences. Bullins's play presents a group of college students who struggle to find their place in society. While some of the characters face the problems of interpersonal relationships, others try to find a viable way to cause social and political change. Everyone begins the decade with hope, energy, and a sense of purpose; however, these qualities are quickly diffused as they each confront their personal responsibility for whatever change comes next. 
"...a metaphor for race relations." - New York Times

"
Mr. Bullins does not single out his...characters for blame...The failure of the ideals of the ’60s, it seems, is just about everybody’s fault." - New York Times 
The Taking of Miss Janie premiered at the Public Theater in 1975 under the direction of Gilbert Moses. 
Characters

CASTING

5m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Minority casting

JANIE
LEN
FLOSSY
RICK
MONTY
PEGGY
LONNIE
SHARON
MORT SILBERSTEIN
Author
Ed Bullins

Ed Bullins

Ed Bullins, an African American playwright and author, was born in 1935. Born in Philadelphia, Edward Artie Ed Bullins grew up in a tough part of Philadelphia and was almost stabbed to death as a young man. In 1952, he dropped out of high school and joined the navy. In 1958, he moved to Los Angeles, to attend Los Angeles City College. Six years later, Bullins settled in San Francisco where his ... view full profile

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