Tarell Alvin McCraney : Theater, Performance, and Collaboration
- Sharrell Luckett, David Roman, Isaiah Wooden, Bryant Keith Alexander, Robert O'Hara, Katherine Nigh, Carlos Murillo, Jeffrey Q. Mccune, Patrick Maley, Tina Landau
- Paperback | 264 pages
- 152 x 229mm
- Publication date
- 30 Jun 2020
- Northwestern University Press
- Publication City/Country
- Evanston, United States
- Illustrations note
- 8 black & white images
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.