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BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ Playwrights and Plays

BIPOC Playwrights shows covers of 5 books of BIPOC playwrights: Philip Osment's inside, which shows a black man with partially shaved hair bending foward to rest his lips in his folded hands; Black Lives, Black Words, which shows a raised fist in black on a red background with paint effects; Trying to Find Chinatown, selected plays by David Henry Hwang, which shows the author cross-legged on the floor resting his chin on two pointed fingers of folded hands; Water by the Spoonful, by Quiara Alegria Hudes, with the title in white letters against a green background and the white sihoutte of a person with a shadown and a sticker, "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize"; and Hidden Gems, which shows a painting of black woman with her hair in a bun seated in a chair holding two children on her lap, a girl with pigtails wearing a yellow dress and a boy wrapped in a long yellow blanket on her lap. The chair is in front of a window ith a tree outside.


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Melissa A. Hofmann
Moore Library 331

A note from your friendly librarians....

Library catalogs were not originally designed to categorize by author characteristics such as race and ethnicity, or gender identity and sexuality, so what seems like a simple ask is....complicated.

Let us help you identify BIPOC playwrights by the various resources listed here!

Selected BIPOC plays (eBooks) and theatre criticism