By Annemarie Bean

A Sourcebook on African-American Performance is the 1st quantity to contemplate African-American functionality among and past the Black Arts move of the Nineteen Sixties and the recent Black Renaissance of the 1990s.
As with all titles within the Worlds of Performance sequence, the Sourcebook includes vintage texts in addition to newly commissioned items via extraordinary students, writers and performers. It comprises the performs 'Sally's Rape' by way of Robbie McCauley and 'The American Play' by way of Suzan-Lori Parks, and is derived entire with a considerable, historic advent via Annemarie Bean.
Articles, essays, manifestos and interviews integrated hide themes such as:
* theatre at the expert, innovative and faculty stages
* live performance dance
* neighborhood activism
* step shows
* functionality art.
Contributors contain Annemarie Bean, Ed Bullins, Barbara Lewis, John O'Neal, Glenda Dickersun, James V. Hatch, Warren Budine Jr. and Eugene Nesmith.

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BLACK COP: I’m not a killer but I ain’t afraid’a nuthin. I ain’t no cold killer. But I ain’t afraid’a nuthin. I’ll burn your ice ass. But I’m a good guy, kids. YOUNG BOY: Cop. ALL: We want to report a murder. We want to report a murder. You’re killin us, snot rags. BLACK MAN: Scabs! (turns around, starts to stalk imaginary bank-jewelry shop) OK, throw up your hands. Bastards. Flags. Help eyes. Blonde Jewish freaky softee. Gimme what you got. BLACK COP: I don wanna, (looking) I don wanna, (looking) I don wanna.

WHITE COP: No. 214—Apt 10—but why are you interested? CHARLES: Larry, bring the black bitch out fast. Want to get a good look at her so I’ll see jest why we sweating tonight. Yeah. For all the black bitches like her. WHITE COP: (has turned around and seen the activity) Hey. What are all the people doing out in the middle of the street? What’s happening here? There’s something going on here I don’t know about and I have a right to know… CHARLES: Right? Man. You ain’t got no rights here. Jest shut your fucking white mouth before you git into something you wish you wasn’t in.

I ain’t never ready for any more heat than I gets already. G. We didn’t have any choice. BAMA: That’s right, Big Girl. You know we aint lame ’nuf to be usin’ yo pad for no highway. HOSS: Yeah, baby, you know how it is when the man is there. BIG GIRL: Well, that makes a difference, (smiles) Hey, what’cha standin’ there with your faces hangin’ out for? Get yourselves a drink. ) STOOGIE: How ya doin’, Clara. Ya lookin’ fine as ever. CLARA: I’m okay, Stoogie. I don’t have to ask ’bout you none. Bad news sho travels fast.

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