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Tarell Alvin McCraney: Theater, Performance, and Collaboration
by Sharrell Luckett, David Roman and Isaiah Wooden
contributions by Tina Landau, Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, Freda Scott Giles, Donette Francis, Shirley Jo Finney, Oskar Eustis, I. Augustus Durham, Trip Cullman, Soyica Diggs Colbert, Teo Castellanos, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Michael Boyd, GerShun Avilez, Alana Arenas, Jabari Ali, Tea Alagic, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Bryant Keith Alexander, Robert O'Hara, Katherine Nigh, Carlos Murillo, Jeffrey Q. McCune and Patrick Maley
Northwestern University Press, 2020
eISBN: 978-0-8101-4196-4 | Paper: 978-0-8101-4194-0 | Cloth: 978-0-8101-4195-7
Library of Congress Classification PS3613.C38625Z88 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 812.6

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
This is the first book to dedicate scholarly attention to the work of Tarell Alvin McCraney, one of the most significant writers and theater-makers of the twenty-first century. Featuring essays, interviews, and commentaries by scholars and artists who span generations, geographies, and areas of interest, the volume examines McCraney’s theatrical imagination, his singular writerly voice, his incisive cultural critiques, his stylistic and formal creativity, and his distinct personal and professional trajectories.
 
Contributors consider McCraney’s innovations as a playwright, adapter, director, performer, teacher, and collaborator, bringing fresh and diverse perspectives to their observations and analyses. In so doing, they expand and enrich the conversations on his much-celebrated and deeply resonant body of work, which includes the plays Choir Boy, Head of Passes, Ms. Blakk for President, The Breach, Wig Out!, and the critically acclaimed trilogy The Brother/Sister Plays: In the Red and Brown Water, The Brothers Size, and Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet, as well as the Oscar Award–winning film Moonlight, which was based on his play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.
 

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