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More Resources

There are many more plays by African American women than are examined here and we encourage you to explore, read, and share their work!  Since the 1980s, there has been a slow but increasingly steady stream of anthologies and scholarship dedicated to plays written by women of color and, in particular, African American women playwrights.

  • Kathy A. Perkins,  Black Female Playwrights: An Anthology of Plays before 1950
  • Kathy A. Perkins, Contemporary Plays by Women of Color, coedited with Roberta Uno
  • Kathy A. Perkins, Strange Fruit: Plays on Lynching by American Women, coedited with Judith L. Stephens.
  • Elizabeth Brown-Guillory, Wines in the Wilderness: Plays by African American Women from the Harlem Renaissance to the Present
  • Elizabeth Brown-Guillory, Their Place on the Stage: Black Women Playwrights in America
  • Philip C. Kolin, Contemporary African American Women Playwrights
  • Koritha Mitchell, Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930