Negro Ensemble Company, Inc.


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Negro Ensemble Company, Inc.

Production History

1967-1968
“Songs of the Lusitanian Bogey”–Peter Weiss
“Summer of the Seventh Doll”–Ray Lawler
“Kongi’s Harvest”–Wole Soyinka
“Daddy Goodness”–Richard Wright
Monday Playwright Series
+”One Last Look”–Steve Carter
+ “Ladies in Waiting”–Peter deAnda
+ “Two in a Trap”–Ted Shine
+ “Black Is..-We Are”-Workshop Project

1968-1969
“God is a (Guess What?)”–Ray McIver
“Ceremonies in Dark Old Men” –Lonnie Elder, III
“String”-Alice Chlldress
“Contribution”–Ted Shine
“Malcochon”–Derek Walcott
Workshop Festival
+ “The Man Man Room”–J.E. Franklin
+ “Maggie”–Lee Hunkins
“The Last Dragon”–Workshop Project
“Black Circles Around Angela”–Hazel Bryant
“Man Better Man”–Errol Hill

1969-1970
“The Harangues”-Joseph A. Walker
“Brotherhood”–Douglas Turner Ward
“Day of Absence”–Douglas Turner Ward
“Akokowe”–Coordinated by Afolabi Ajayi

1970-1971
“Ododo”–Joseph A. Walker
“Perry’s Mission”–Clarence Young, III
“Rosalie Pritchett”–Carlton & Barbara Molette
“The Dream on Monkey Mountain”–Derek Walcott
“Ride a Black Horse”–John Scott
Repertory Workshop –
+ “The Terraced Apartment”–Steve Carter
+ “Us vs Nobody”–Hal de Windt
+ “His First Step”–Oyamo
+ “The Corner”–Ed Bullins
+ “Dreams”–Bill Drake

1971-1972
“The Sty of The Blind Pig”–Phillip Hayes Dean
“A Ballet Behind the Bridge”–Lennox Brown
“Frederick Douglass..Through His Own Words”–Arthur Burghardt

1972-1973
“The River Niger”–Joseph A. Walker
Repertory Workshop
+ “Laundry”-Gertrude Greenridge
+ “Wild Flower”–Robert McCauley
+ “Indiana Avenue”–Debbie Woods
+ “Galavantin’ Husbend”–Milburn Devis
+ “The Death of Little Marcus” –Herman Johnson
+ “Johannas”–Bill Gunn
+ “Playstreet”–Ted Harris
+ “Crocodiles”–Femi Euba
+ “The Riddle of the Palm Leaf’–Femi Euba
+ “The Yellow Pillow”–John Perkins
+ “Buy a Little Tenderness”–Burial Clay, II
Special Attractions Festival
Music and Dance Festival

1973-1974
“The Great McDaddy”–Paul Carter-Herrison
Season-Within-A-Season
+ “Black Sunlight”–AI Davis
+ “Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide” –Herman Johnson
+ “Terraces”–Steve Carter
+ “Heaven and Hells Agreement” –J.E. Gaines
“In the Deepest of Sleep”–Charles Fuller

1974-1975
“The First Breeze of Summer”–Leslie Lee
Season-Within-A-Season
+ “Liberty Call”–Burial Clay, II
+ “Sugar Mouth Sam Don’t Dance No More” –Don Evans
“The Moonlight Arms”–Rudy Wallace
“The Dark Tower”–Rudy Wallaca
“Welcome to Black River”–Samm-Art Williams
“Waiting for Mongo”–Silas Jones

1975-1976
“Eden”–Steve Carter
Season-Within-A-Season
+ “The Trap Play”–Reginald Vel Johnson
+ “A Love Play”–Samm-Art Williams
“A Fictional Account of the Lives of Richard and Sarah Allen”–Sylvia-Elaine Ford
“Kingdom”–Ali Wadud
“Sunshine, Moonbeam”–Alberta Hill
“Livin’ Fat”–Judi Ann Mason

1976-1977
“The Brownsville Raid”–Charles Fuller
“The Great MacDaddy”–Paul Carter Harrison
“The Square Root Soul”–Adolph Ceasar
Playwrights’ Units Presentation
+ “1280 On Your Dial”–William A. Walker

1977-1978
“The Offering”–Gus Edwards
“Black Body Blues”–Gus Edwards
“Twilight Dinner”-Lennox Brown
Playwrights’ Series
+ “The Pathetique”–Samm-Art Williams
+ “Sherry and Wine”–Jimi Rand
+ “As Time Goes By”–Mustapha Matura
+ “Mr. E”–Michael Abbensetts
+ “Last Brownstone in Brooklyn” –Grady Whitfield
+ “Haliki”–Mae Jackson
+ “A Long Way Home” –Reginald Vel Johnson

1978-1979
Readings and Staged Readings
+ “The Pathetique”–Samm-Art Williams
+ “The Ceremony”–Ali Wadud
+ “Companions of the Fire”–Ali Wadud
+ “Daughters of The Mock”–Judi Ann Mason
+ “Nevis Mountain Dew”–Steve Carter
+ “Faith and A Good Thing”–Robert Glenn
+ “The Afrindi Aspect”–Silas Jones
+ “Old Phantoms”–Gus Edwards
+ “Brother Righteous”–W.B. Burdine
+ “Masada”–Edgar White
+ “Redeemer”–Douglas Turner Ward
+ “Big City Blues”–Lou R. Kilijan

1979-1980
Development Stages
+ “Daniel and Samara”–Ramona King
+ “The Comic”–Winston Lovett
+ “1919”–Bonnie Greer
+ “Chasing Dreams is the Message” –Grady Whitfield
+ “Fixed Income”–Jim Lea
+ “Able to Leap From Tall Buildings in a Bound”–Theresa G. McGriff

1980-1981
“The Sixteenth Round”-Samm-Art Williams
“Zooman and the Sign”–Charles Fuller
“Weep Not For Me”-Gus Edwards
“In An Upstate Motel”–Larry Neal
“The Isle is Full of Noises”–Derek Walcott (with the Hartford Stage Company)
Development Stages I and II
+ “Hush Sweet Baby”–Karmyn Lott
+ “St. Steven: A Passion Play” –James Adams
+ “Della”–Ben Bates “Strings”–Ramona King
+ “The Favorite”–Gyavita Lasana
+ “A Cup Full of Empty”–Laura L. Fowler
+ “The Hunchback of Harlem”
+ –Winston Lovett “Giant”–Ade Ademola
+ “What Goes Around”–Bill Harris
+ “Capricorn’s Livery”–E. Ernest
+ “Extensions”–Jackie Green
+ “Night of the Wizard Fantasy” –Clyde Santana & Gail Davis

1981-1982
“A Soldier’s Play”–Charles Fuller
“Colored People’s Time”–Leslie Lee
“Abercrombi Apocalypse”–Paul Carter Harrison

1982-1983
“A Soldier’s Play”–Charles Fuller (continued until January 1983)
“Sons and Fathers of Sons”–Ray Aranha
About Heaven and Earth (3-one-acts)
+ “The Redeemer”–Douglas Turner Ward
+ “Nightline”–Julie Jensen
+ “Tigus”–Ali Wadud
“Manhattan Made Me”–Gus Edwards

1983-1984
“American Dreams”–Velina Houston
“puppetplay”–Pearl Cleage

1984-1985
“District Line”–Joseph A. Walker
“Henrietta”–Karen Jones Meadows
“Two Can Play”–Trevor Rhone
“Ceremonies in Dark Old Men” –Lonnie Elder, III

1985-1986
“Eyes of the American”–Samm-Art Williams
“House of Shadows”–Steve Carter
“Jonah and the Wonder Dog” –Judi-Ann Mason
“Louie and Ophelia”–Gus Edwards

1986-1987
“The War Pary”–Leslie Lee
“Two Can Play”–Trevor Rhone

1987-1988
“From the Mississippi Delta” -Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland
“Like Them That Dream”–Edgar White
“West Memphis Mojo”–Martin Jones

1988-1989
“WE – Sally”–Charles Fuller
“WE – Prince”–Charles Fuller

1989-1990
“WE – Jonquil”–Charles Fuller
“WE – Burner’s Frolic”–Charles Fuller
“Lifetimes on the Streets”–Gus Edwards

1990-1991
“The Little Tommy Parker Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show”–Carlyle Brown
“Folks Remember A Missing Page” –J.E. Gaines

1991-1992
“Here in My Father’s House”–Leslie Lee
“Just A Night Out”–Susan Watson Turner, books & lyrics –Richard V. Turner, composer
“Colored People’s Time (CPT)” (Workshop) –Leslie Lee

1992-1993
“Last Nite at Ace High” –Kenneth Hoke-Witherspoon “Song of Lusitanian Bogey” (Workshop) –Peter Weiss
“Dlivia’s Opus”–Nora Coles

1993-1994
Tales from Our Side (5-one-acts)
+ “Our Sides”–Clay Goss
+ “Solomon’s Way”–J.E. Franklin
+ “Two Mens’es Daughter”-J- E. Franklin
+ “Contribution”–Tad Shine
+ “Shoes”–Ted Shine
Behind Closed Doors (3-one-acts)
+ “Church Fight”–Ruth Gaines Shelton
+ “Hotel Happiness”–Margaret Ford Taylor
+ “Creedmore”–Ray Aranha
“CPT” (Workshop)–Leslie Lee

1994-1995
“Ballad for Bimshire”-Irving Burgie Loften
“Trial of One Short Sighted Black Woman V.” –Marcia Leslie
“Deep Down in the Jungle” –Carole Khan-White
“CPT” (Workshop)–Leslie Lee
Playwrights’ Unit
+ “New Short Plays”–Gus Edwards
+ “Personal Camp Pains”–David Mills “Burning”–Derrick Wilson
+ “Under the Rug”–Karimah
+ “The Trees Don’t Bleed in Tuskegee” –Duane Chandler
+ “Maggie” (one-act comedy) –Lillie Redwood
+ “Don’t Call Us Girls!” (screenplay) –Sam Greenlee
+ “Family Tree” (10-minute play) –Sam Greenlee

1995-1996
“Dick Gregory–Live”-Dick Gregory
“N. 17th” Street”–Clay Goss
“Sister Rabbit Takes Harlem” –Carole Khan-White –Richard V. Turner, music
“Ensemble In Black”–Susan Watson Turner

1996-1997
“Boy X Man”–Ed eullins
“Another Chance”–Melanie Daniels Ford
“Sister Rabbit Takes Harlem” (2″+ prod.)
“Choices”–Derrick Guest
“Major Decisions”–Lawrence Watson
Playwrights’ Unit Readings
+ “Devil in a Blue Dress”–Walter Mosley
+ “Blanche on the Lam”–Barbara Neeley
+ “When Death Comes Stealing” –Valerie Wilson Wesley

1997-1998
“And Baby Makes Two”–Kim Tooks
“Trouble in Mind”–Alice Childress
“One Futuristic Kid vs. Play and the Gang” –Carole Khan-White

1998-1999
Playwrights’ Unit Readings
+ “Great Kickin Dog”–Ken Crutchfield
+ “Pigmentation Blues”–Betty Bynum
+ “Rap-So-Dee”–Frazier Griffin
+ “An Aftertaste of Sherry”–Allison West
+ “Slice”–Gus Edwards

2000-2001
“Talk that Talk I & II” – Sharon Hope, Shona Tucker
“Our History Our Drama” –
“Relationships” – African American Playwrights
“Guilty by Association” – Gus Edwards
“Just a Night Out “- Richard Turner Susan Turner

2001-2002
“Just A Little Bit of Something”- Lou Myers
“Tea, Taxes and Shakespeare at the African Grove” – Richard Barboza
“Lifetimes on the Street” – Charles Weldon
“Domestic Issues” – Gus Edwards
“Relationships” – African American Playwrights
“The Good, The Bad, & the Unfaithful” – short stories Gus Edwards

2002-2003
“Tea and Taxes” – O.L. Duke
“It Happened at Eli Whitney” – Corta Trotter
“Da Beat Trap” – France Luce Benson
“Black Heroes, Monologues” – Gus Edwards
“Heavy Rotation” – Jamie Patton Readings and Staged Readings
“The Truth” – Romeo Ballentine
“Completion” – Sean Philips
“Blinded by love”- Evelyn Green
“Personal History” – Dominic Taylor
“Jungle Lords” – Ronald Luckett

2003-2004
“Time Capsule (Fry Cakes on the Freedom Train to Glory)” – O.L. Duke & Jamie Patton
Workshop Productions
+ “Four Women” – Robyne Landiss & Walker
+ “Funny Brown Bone” – Janis McDavid & Jamie Patton
+ “Tales of Life, Love and Loss” – Gus Edwards
Readings and Staged Reading
+ “My So Called Masculinity” – Yusef Miller
+ “Heavy Rotation” – Jamie Patton
+ “The Logic of Being Young Gifted and Black” – Rachel Jenkins
+ “The Ultimate Sacrifice” – Vicky Jeuds
+ “Completion” – Sean Phillips

2005

+ “Blues In A Broken Tongue” – Leslie Lee

2006

+ “OFFSPRING” – Jimmy Barden

2007

+ “The Waiting Room” – Samm-Art Williams
+ “God’s Trombones” – James Weldon Johnson

“Denzel Was Here” by Wendell Brock

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