Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources

"As artists, scholars, and educators we must strive to make an intellectual and artistic home for our diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. We must do the hard work of decolonizing our curriculum by recognizing when we do and do not acknowledge the work of BIPOC colleagues to ensure that our programming, casting, and teaching practices do not further disenfranchise marginalized communities....The first step in this work is decolonizing our own minds and personal practices."
-The School of Theatre & Dance


Adrienne  Kenedy  -  Funnyhouse of a Negro; Sleep Deprivation Chamber
Charles Fuller - A Soldier’s Play; Zooman and the Sign 
Lynn  Notage - Ruined; Fabulation, Or the Reeducation of Undine; Sweat 
Suzan-Lori Parks - The America Play; Topdog/Underdog; White Noise; Venus 
Robert O’Hara - Insurrection: Holding History; Bootycandy 
Anna  Deveare  Smith - Fires in the Mirror; Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 
Pearl  Cleage - Flyin’ West; Blues for an Alabama Sky 
George C. Wolfe - The Colored Museum 
Marcus Gardley - Love is a Dream House in Lorin; Paradise Square  
James Ijames - White; Kill Move Paradise 
Tearrance  Arvelle  Chisholm - Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies 
Lisa Marie Rollins - Token 
August Wilson - Fences; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; The Piano Lesson; Jitney; The Naked Proof; Gem of the Ocean; Two Trains Running; Radio Golf; Seven Guitars; King Hedley II; How I Learned What I Learned
Stew - Passing Strange
Amiri Baraka - Dutchman  
Langston Hughes - Black Nativity; Mulatto; Jerico-Jim Crow; Mule Bone; Street Scene; Tambourines to Glory
Lorraine Hansberry - Les Blancs; A Raisin in the Sun, (Raisin’ the Musical by Brittan and Woldin), To Be Young, Gifted, and Black; The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window; The Movement
Miki Grant - Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope
Alex Bradford - Your Arm’s Too Short to Box with God
Trevor D. Rhone - Smile Orange; Old Time Story; The Harder They Come
Ntozake Shange - for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
Amiri Baraka - Dutchman and the Slave; The Slave; The Baptism and the Toilet; A Black Mass; Home on the Range and the Police; Four Revolutionary Plays; Slave Ship; The Motion of History
Jackie Sibblies Drury - We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884–1915
Danai Gurira - Eclipsed, Familar
Jocelyn Bioh - School Girls; Or The African Mean Girl Play


Zora Neale Hurston - The Great Day (1932) 
Katherine Dunham- L’Ag’Ya (1938) 
Pearl Primus - Strange Fruit (1945), Hard Times Blues (1945) 
Donald McKayle - Rainbow ‘Round my Shoulder Dance Theater of Harlem (1959) 
Alvin Ailey - Revelations (1960), Cry (1971) 
Arthur Mitchell - Creole Giselle (1984) 
Bill T. Jones - Last Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Dancing to the Promised Land (1990) 
Diane McIntyre - How Long Brethren (1991) 
Jawole Jo Willa Zollar - Shelter (1992) 
Bebe Miller - Going to the Wall (1998) 
Rennie Harris - March of the Antmen (1997), Facing Mekka (2003) 
Ralph Lemon - Come Home Charley Patton, Part 3 in Geography Trilogy (2004) 
Reggie Wilson - The Tale: Npinpee Nckutchie and the Tail of the Golden Dek (2006) 
Robert Battle - No Longer Silent (2007)
Robert Moses - Biography of Baldwin (2003), The Cinderella Principle (2010) 
Joanna  Haigood - Dying While Black and Brown (2011) 
Kyle Abraham - Pavement (2012) 
Camille A. Brown - Mr.TOL E. RAncE (2012), BlACK GIRL: Linguistic Play (2015) 
Jamar Roberts - Cooped (2020) 
Rhodessa  Jones - The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women/HIV Circle

Dance Companies

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 
Dance Theater of Harlem 
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance 
The Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
Robert Moses’Kin
Dallas Black Dance Theatre 
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 
Lula Washington Dance Theatre
Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre 
Dimensions Dance Theatre 
Forces of Nature Dance Theatre 

Theatre Companies (CA Based)

African-American Shakespeare Company
Black Repertory Group
Common Ground Theatre
Image Theatre Company
Ebony Repertory Theatre (Equity)
Lower Depths Theatre Ensemble
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
The Robey Theatre Company
Towne Street Theatre
Watts Village Theatre Company
Additional Nationwide Companies listed at Black Theatre Matters

Readings in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies 

The International Association of Blacks in Dance Reading List
Susan Manning - Modern Dance/Negro Dance 
Thomas DeFrantz and Anita Gonzalez, eds - Black Performance Theory 
Thomas DeFrantz and Tara Aisha Willis - “Black Moves: New Research in Black Dance Studies” The Black Scholar. 
Nyama McCarthy-Brown - Dance Pedagogy for a Diverse World: Culturally Relevant Teaching in Theory, Research, and Practice. 

Non-Black  POC Playwrights/Plays

Young Jean Lee - The Shipment, Straight White Men
Luis Alfaro - Oedipus El Rey, Mojada: A Medea In Los Angeles
Quiara Alegria Hudes - Water By The Spoonful 
Cherrie Moraga - The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea, Heroes and Saints, Watsonville, Mathematics of Love
David Henry Hwang - M. Butterfly, FOB, Chinglish, Yellow Face
Lauren Yee - Cambodian Rock Band, Ching Chong Chinaman, The Great Leap