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Ed Bullins

ED BULLINS

  (1935 - )

Nationality:    African American
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Literary Agent:    J D Kramer, Esq., Attorney  

Ed Bullins (born July 2, 1935, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an African-American playwright. He was also the Minister of Culture for the Black Panthers. In addition, he has won numerous awards, including the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and several Obie Awards. He is one of the best known playwrights to come from the Black Arts Movement. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Bullins

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        American Flag Ritual, The         American Griot         Black Caesar         Black Commercial 2         Boy X Man         Bullins Does Bullins         Clara's Ole Man         C'mon Back To Heavenly House         Corner, The         Daddy         Death List         Devil Catchers, The         Dialect Determinism (Or the Rally): theme Is Blackness         Doorway, The         Do-Wah         Duplex, The: A Black Love Fable In Four Movements         Eight-Minute Marathon         Electronic Nigger, The         Fabulous Miss Marie, The         Game Of Adam And Eve, The         Gentleman Caller, The         Goin' A Buffalo         Gone         Harlem Diva         Hellzapoppin         Helper, The         Home Boy         House Party         How Do You Do?         I Am Lucy Terry         I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine         In New England Winter         In the Wine Time         It Bees Dat Way         It Has No Choice         Jo Anne!!!         Leavings         Malcolm '71, Or Publishing Blackness         Man Who Dug Fish, The         Michael         Minor Scene, A         Mystery Of Phillis (Sic)Wheatley, The         Next Time         Night Of the Beast         Nubian Coronation Prologue, The         One For the Road         One-Minute Commercial         Pig Pen, The         Play Of the Play, The         Psychic Pretenders, The         Raining Down Stars: Sepia Stories Of the Dark Diaspora         Rally, The         Ritual To Raise the Dead And Foretell the Future, A         Salaam, Huey Newton, Salaam         Sepia Star, Or Chocolate Comes To the Cotton Club         Short Bullins         Short Play For A Small theatre         Son, Come Home, A         Spaces         State Office Building Curse         Steve And Velma         Storyville         Street Party, A         Street Sounds         Taking Of Miss Janie, The         Ten-Minute Play, A         That' Day         theme Is Blackness, The         To Raise the Dead And Foretell the Future         We Righteous Bombers         You Gonna Let Me Take You Out Tonight, Baby



American Flag Ritual, The

Synopsis:
a black man makes a solemn ritual of pissing on the American flag

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in "the theme Is Blackness", Morrow, New York, 1973   -

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Protest Ritual One act

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American Griot

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1st Produced:
New York    1990

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Black Caesar

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Our Place Theatre Project, Inc.

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play Ten Min

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Black Commercial 2

Synopsis:
Two fighting black men become black brothers

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in "the theme Is Blackness", Morrow, New York, 1973   -

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1 actTV Didactic Sketch One act

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Boy X Man

Synopsis:
ernie arranges the funeral for his mother. She considered herself as the "New Negro Woman" and hoped that ernie would be a leader of men

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1st Produced:
Black Box Theatre, Boston    1996

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Bullins Does Bullins

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1st Produced:
Oakland, California    1988

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Clara's Ole Man

Synopsis:
Dominance of gross black woman over pretty friend illustrates today's dishonest and hedonistic viewpoint.

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1st Produced:
San Francisco    1965

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1st Published:
in "Five Plays", Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis, 1969   -

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Play/Drama

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Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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C'mon Back To Heavenly House

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1st Produced:
Amherst, Massachusetts    1978

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Corner, The

Synopsis:
Problems for black man wishing to settle down with woman bearing his child in a succession of streetcorner scenes.

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1st Produced:
Theatre Company Of Boston, Boston, Ma    1968

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1st Published:
in "the theme Is Blackness", Morrow, New York, 1973   -

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One act

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Daddy

Synopsis:
This is the sixth play in a twenty play cycle about Blacks in contemporary American life. a Father returns to the family he had abandoned and attempts to make amends for his neglect

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1st Produced:
New Federal Theatre, Ny, Usa    1977

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Genre:
Domestic Drama Play/Drama

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Death List

Death List
Black revolutionary cannot be dissuaded by his wife from reading real names of black petitioners in favour of Israel whom he wishes to kill.

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1st Produced:
Theatre Black, University Of The Streets, NYC    1970

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1st Published:
in "Four Dynamite Plays", Morrow, New York, 1971   978-0688060206

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Didactic Drama One act

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Devil Catchers, The

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1st Produced:
New York    1970

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Dialect Determinism (Or the Rally): theme Is Blackness

Synopsis:
at a rally of Harlem blacks strong feelings emerge against both whites and black opportunist leaders

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1st Produced:
San Francisco Drama Circle, Firehouse Repertory Theatre, San Francisco, Ca    1965

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "the theme Is Blackness", Morrow, New York, 1973   -

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Genre:
Satire One act

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Doorway, The

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Company One

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Do-Wah

Synopsis:
set in the 60's

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Genre:
Musical

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Duplex, The: A Black Love Fable In Four Movements

Synopsis:
Corruption of white values upon black culture in the getto slum houses. Set during the early sixties in a duplex in southern California, this play tells the story of Velma Best's search for completeness, for a love that transcends sex

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1st Produced:
New Lafayette Theatre, NYC    1970

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1st Published:
Morrow, New York, 1971   -

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Eight-Minute Marathon

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Organisations:
Centastage Performance Group

1st Published:
in Boston Theatre Marathon of Ten Minute Plays Volume I, Bakers Plays,    -

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Electronic Nigger, The

Synopsis:
the collective recognition of black artists and intellectuals of the 1960's versus the white literary establishment.

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1st Published:
in "Five Plays", Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis, 1969   -

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Genre:
Satire One act

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Fabulous Miss Marie, The

Synopsis:
the various dilEmmas and confusions of the so-called black middle class

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1st Produced:
New Lafayette Theatre, NYC    1970

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1st Published:
New York Shakespeare Festival Public theater (sic) in the February 1972 edition of their SCRIPTS series.
in "the New Lafayette Theatre Presents", Doubleday, New York, 1974   -

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Ritual Drama One act

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Game Of Adam And Eve, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written with Shirley Tarbell

1st Produced:
Los Angeles    1966

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One act

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Gentleman Caller, The

Synopsis:
In an allegory for white American society a young black maid kills her white employer.

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1st Produced:
Chelsea Theater, Brooklyn, Ny    1969

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1st Published:
in "a Black Quartet", New American Library, New York, 1970   -

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Genre:
Diadactic Melodarama One act

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Goin' A Buffalo

Synopsis:
an examination of the lifestyles of Los Angeles junkies, musicians and prostitutes.

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1st Produced:
Rehearsed Reading, American Place Theatre, NYC    1968

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1st Published:
in "Five Plays", Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis, 1969   -

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Genre:
Tragifantasy Tragedy

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Male:  9            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Gone

Gone
Now an annual tradition, the Boston theater Marathon utilizes hundreds of actors and dozens of directors to sponsor 50 ten-minute plays in 10 hours (five plays per hour!), each one supported by a different New england theatre company

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Boston theater Marathon XI - 2009 anthology - 50 Ten Minute Plays Boston theater Marathon XI - 2009 anthology - 50 Ten Minute Plays ~ By Kate Snodgrass (ed) - Smith and Kraus, 2010   978-15752577164

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Harlem Diva

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1st Published:
Contained in: "ed Bullins Twelve Plays and Selected Writings" published by University of Michigan Press (2006)   978-0472031825

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Hellzapoppin

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by Abe Burrows. Music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Bill Heyer And Carolyn Leigh; book by ed Bullins, Bill Heyer And Hank Beebe

1st Produced:
-    1976

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Helper, The

Synopsis:
a white family engages the aid of a black man and then demonstrates their ignorance in various ways

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1st Published:
in "the theme Is Blackness", Morrow, New York, 1973   -

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Genre:
Protest Satire One act

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Home Boy

Synopsis:
Two southern black men plan to emigrate to the North. One does, but both are victims, survivors, and casualties of the America of the 1950s and 1960s

Notes:
music Aaron Bell, lyrics Bullins

1st Produced:
Perry Street Theater, NYC    1976

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Play/Drama

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House Party

Synopsis:
a spectacular cowboys-and-Indians meloDrama updated though a role-reversal in favour of the Indians Elizabeth Hardwick

Notes:
music by Pat Patrick, lyrics by Bullins

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Genre:
Soul Happening

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How Do You Do?

Synopsis:
Poses image of false black stereotypes as seen through white eyes.

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1st Produced:
San Francisco Drama Circle, San Francisco, Ca    1965

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1st Published:
Illuminations Press, Mill Valley, California, 1965   -

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Genre:
Nonsense Drama One act

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I Am Lucy Terry

Synopsis:
This play for young Americans concerns Lucy Terry, a young slave poet illegally educated by her mistress, who tails in love and marries abijah Prince, a free black man

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Commissioned by the N.Y. State Council on the Arts

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Genre:
Childrens Youth audience

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I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine

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written with Idris Ackamoor And Rhodessa Jones

1st Produced:
New York    1990

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In New England Winter

Synopsis:
the problems two brothers face as the elder tries to recapture his wife. a continuation of the life of Cliff Dawson, one of the characters from In the Wine Time, by the same playwright

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1st Produced:
Henry St. Playhouse, NYC    -

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1st Published:
in "New Plays from the Black theatre", Bantam, New York, 1969   -

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Domestic Drama One act

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In the Wine Time

Synopsis:
Sex, drink and dreams provide an escape from the sordid reality of Philadelphia slums.

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1st Produced:
New Lafayette, NYC    1968

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Five Plays", Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis, 1969   -

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Play/Drama

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It Bees Dat Way

It Bees Dat Way
the whites in the audience are abused and ridiculed by six Harlem blacks. Street people interacting with liberal-minded whites and the former's realization of what must be done about the genocidal plot of the white establishment

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1st Produced:
Ambiance Lunch-Hour Theatre, London    1970

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Four Dynamite Plays", Morrow, New York, 1971   978-0688060206

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Genre:
Ritual One act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  4bm, 2bf

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It Has No Choice

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Notes:
-

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Black Arts West Repertory Theatre School, San Francisco, Ca    1966

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1st Published:
in "the theme Is Blackness", Morrow, New York, 1973   -

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One act

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Jo Anne!!!

Synopsis:
an examination of the Jo anne Little rape/murder case in a North Carolina prison

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Riverside Church Theatre, NYC    1976

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-   -

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Drama/Satire

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Leavings

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New York    1980

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-   -

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Malcolm '71, Or Publishing Blackness

Synopsis:
Mr. Blackman, a black writer and revolutionary, receives an inquiry about publishing from a white girl whose dog is named Malcolm

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-

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-    -

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1st Published:
the Black Scholar, vol. 6, no. 9, June, 1975   -

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-

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Man Who Dug Fish, The

Synopsis:
a black man buys a large fish and a shovel and places them in a deposit box at the bank for ten years-an absurd action taken in an absurd white world

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Boston    1969

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "the theme Is Blackness", Morrow, New York, 1973   -

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-

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absurd Comedy One act

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Michael

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-

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New York    1978

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-   -

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Minor Scene, A

Synopsis:
a black man picks up a white woman; their interactions are the focus of this play

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Black Arts West Repertory Theatre School, San Francisco, Ca    1966

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "the theme Is Blackness", Morrow, New York, 1973   -

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-

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Drama One act

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Mystery Of Phillis (Sic)Wheatley, The

Synopsis:
a struggle of black and white forces for the soul of the famous poet as she rises to inter-national fame

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
New Federal Theatre, Ny, Usa    1976

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-

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-   -

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-

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Historical Children's Musical

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Next Time

Synopsis:
the incident is based on the shooting of the black poet, Henry Dumas, by a white policeman

Notes:
in City Stops

1st Produced:
Bronx Community College, Ny    1972

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
: Spirit, the Magazine of Black Culture, vol. I, no, 1, Spring, 1975   -

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-

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Protest Drama One act

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Night Of the Beast

Night Of the Beast
Revolutionary group combats the forces of police brutality as it attempts to govern its own community

Notes:
extras

1st Produced:
New York    1970

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Four Dynamite Plays", Morrow, New York, 1971   978-0688060206

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-

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Drama One act

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Nubian Coronation Prologue, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

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Organisations:
Boston Playwrights' Theatre

1st Published:
in Boston Theatre Marathon of Ten Minute Plays Volume 2, Bakers Plays,    -

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-

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play Ten Min

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One For the Road

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-

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-

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Organisations:
Our Place Theatre Project

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-   -

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-

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play Ten Min

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One-Minute Commercial

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
For Black Community Broadcasting

1st Produced:
-    1969

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "the theme Is Blackness", Morrow, New York, 1973   -

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-

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Pig Pen, The

Pig Pen, The
the news of Malcolm X's murder causes friction. Pot smokers, wine drinkers, and a need for white sex partners make up a group of pseudo Blacks who think they have it all together, but don't

Notes:
-

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-

1st Published:
in "Four Dynamite Plays", Morrow, New York, 1971   978-0688060206

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-

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Play Of the Play, The

Synopsis:
Invites audience participation

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    1970

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "the theme Is Blackness", Morrow, New York, 1973   -

Music:
-

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Media happening

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Psychic Pretenders, The

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-

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-

1st Produced:
New York    1972

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-

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-   -

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-

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-

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Raining Down Stars: Sepia Stories Of the Dark Diaspora

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
written with Idris Ackamoor And Rhodessa Jones

1st Produced:
San Francisco    1992

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-

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-   -

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-

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Rally, The

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-

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-

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-    -

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-   -

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Ritual To Raise the Dead And Foretell the Future, A

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
New York    1970

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "the theme Is Blackness", Morrow, New York, 1973   -

Music:
-

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-

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Salaam, Huey Newton, Salaam

Synopsis:
Depicts the aftermath of the Black revolution through the eyes of a "down- and-out" ex-Panther Huey P. Newton

Notes:
written by ed Bullins And Marvin X

1st Produced:
New York    1991

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Best Short Plays of 1990", Applause, New York, 1991   -

Music:
-

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One act

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Sepia Star, Or Chocolate Comes To the Cotton Club

Synopsis:
about a rhythm and blues singer

Notes:
music And lyrics Mildred Kayden. Lib ed Bullins

1st Produced:
Stage 73, NYC    1977

Organisations:
-

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-   -

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Musical

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Short Bullins

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-

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-

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-

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-   -

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Short Play For A Small theatre

Synopsis:
a black man applies ritual makeup and then shoots each white person in the audience, one by one

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    1971

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "the theme Is Blackness", Morrow, New York, 1973   -

Music:
-

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Ritual One act

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Son, Come Home, A

Synopsis:
Impoverished and superstitious mother is visited by black poet son whom she hasn't seen for years.

Notes:
-

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Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Five Plays", Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis, 1969   -

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-

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Domestic Drama One act

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Spaces

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-

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-

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Organisations:
Our Place Theatre Company

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-   -

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-

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play Ten Min

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State Office Building Curse

Synopsis:
a "planned" happening of the opening and closing of the State Office Building in Harlem, a building built, despite community objections, in Harlem by then governor of New York, Nelson Rockefeller

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    1969

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "the theme Is Blackness", Morrow, New York, 1973   -

Music:
-

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One act

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Steve And Velma

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-

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-

1st Produced:
Boston    1980

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-

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-   -

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-

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Storyville

Synopsis:
a musical set in New Orleans, 1917, a story of love and jazz music. It follows how a notorious prize fight sent the musicians, bands and entertainers "rollin' up the river" to St. Louis, Chicago and gave America's gift to the world - JaZZ!

Notes:
book by ed Bullins, music and lyrics by Mildred Kayden

1st Produced:
Mandeville Theatre, University Of California, La Jolla    1977

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-

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Musical Comedy Musical

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Street Party, A

Synopsis:
a suggested dialogue about political-racial events that invites improvisation

Notes:
title "a Street Play" ??

1st Produced:
-    1970

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "the theme Is Blackness", Morrow, New York, 1973   -

Music:
-

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Street Sounds

Synopsis:
Sundry voices of the black population of inner cities

Notes:
-

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Organisations:
LaMama GPa Nucleus Co.

1st Published:
in "the theme Is Blackness", Morrow, New York, 1973   -

Music:
-

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-

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Taking Of Miss Janie, The

Synopsis:
This play is the sequel to Bullins' the Pig Pen. a tale about the spirit of the sixties, told in a story of a rape-a friendly rape, but a rape nonetheless. Janie is a white student at City College who meets Monty, a Black at a Creative Writing course. He's determined to have her, even if he has to wait 10 years. their story is both tragic and revealing

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
New Federal Theatre, Ny, Usa    1975

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Famous Plays of the 70's", Dell, New York, 1980   -

Music:
-

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Satirical Drama Satire

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Ten-Minute Play, A

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

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Organisations:
New African Co.

1st Published:
in Boston Theatre Marathon of Ten Minute Plays Volume 3, Bakers Plays,    -

Music:
-

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play Ten Min

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That' Day

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

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Organisations:
New African Company

1st Published:
in Boston Theatre Marathon of Ten Minute Plays Volume 4, Bakers Plays,    -

Music:
-

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theme Is Blackness, The

Synopsis:
To be performed before predominantly white audiences. the house and stage lights are turned off for twenty minutes

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Black Arts West, San Francisco, Ca    1966

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "the theme Is Blackness", Morrow, New York, 1973   -

Music:
-

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One act

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To Raise the Dead And Foretell the Future

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
New Lafayette Theater, New York    1970

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Contained in: "ed Bullins Twelve Plays and Selected Writings" published by University of Michigan Press (2006)   978-0472031825

Music:
-

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We Righteous Bombers

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Albert Camus; As Kingsley B Bass Jr

1st Produced:
New York    1969

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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adaptation

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You Gonna Let Me Take You Out Tonight, Baby

Synopsis:
Black man tries to hustle one of his girl friend's friends

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Black Arts / West    1970

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Black Arts, ed. by ahmad alhamisi and Harum Wangara, Detroit: Black Arts Pub. Co, 1969   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  1bm

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