Plays and Monologues

  • Authors
  • Mary E. Weems

Part of the Social Fictions Series book series (SFS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Mary E. Weems
    Pages 35-72
  3. Mary E. Weems
    Pages 73-85
  4. Mary E. Weems
    Pages 87-105
  5. Mary E. Weems
    Pages 123-134
  6. Mary E. Weems
    Pages 135-169
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 171-173

About this book


Blackeyed is a collection of plays and monologues. The topics covered in the book include housing and foreclosure, suicide, assault, mental health, the Black male experience, and more.  The book intersects with critical race theory because the majority of this work positions race at the center of the experiences of the fictional or fictionalized characters. Embedded in these chapters are the interweaving of personal and ancestral stories, news reports, informal conversations, observations, interviews, and online research expressed in language unapologetically Black, critical, reflexive, and proud.

Blackeyed can be used as a class text in theatre, education, creative writing, communication, women’s studies, sociology, and African American studies undergraduate and graduate courses. It can also be used by theatre practitioners, including actors and directors, working in community, regional and national theatre settings. Individuals including qualitative researchers interested in exploring more affective possibilities or arts-based researchers can also read this collection as an example of methodological exemplar. Finally, anyone interested in the Black experience as well as the specific topics covered in this book can read this collection of plays as one might read a collection of short stories.


African American Studies Communication Education Theater Women’s Studies

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