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