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Black Studies: Playwrights

A guide to our history, our present, our future, solely for our wellbeing.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 1984-

Idris Goodwin, 1978-

Lynn Nottage, 1964-

Dael Orlandersmith, 1959-

Anna Deavere Smith, 1950-

Douglas Turner Ward, 1930-

Amiri Baraka / LeRoi Jones, 1924-2014

Langston Hughes, 1902-1967

Wole Soyinka, 1934-

Clay Goss

Sterling Houston, 1945-2006

Barry Reckord, 1926-2011

Katori Hall, 1981-

Tarell Alvin McCraney, 1980-

Marcus Gardley, 1977-

Suzan-Lori Parks, 1963-

George C. Wolfe, 1954-

James Baldwin, 1924-1987

Ntozake Shange, 1948-2018

August Wilson, 1945-2005

Ed Bullins, 1935-

Lorraine Hansberry, 1930-1965

Seydou Badian Kouyaté, 1928-2018

Janine Nabers, 1982-

Dominique Morisseau, 1978-

Koffi Kwahulé, 1956-

Robert O’Hara, 1970-

Kia Corthron, 1961-

Charlayne Woodard, 1953-

OyamO, 1943-

Charles Fuller, 1939-

Adrienne Kennedy, 1931-

Derek Walcott, 1930-

Sharon Bridgforth, 1958-

Charles Gordone, 1925-1995

Mojisola Adebayo, 1968-

Zora Neale Hurston, 1891-1960