Telling Our Stories of Home: International Performance Pieces by and about Women (Paperback)

Telling Our Stories of Home: International Performance Pieces by and about Women By Kathy A. Perkins (Editor) Cover Image

Telling Our Stories of Home: International Performance Pieces by and about Women (Paperback)

By Kathy A. Perkins (Editor)

$36.95


Special Order—Subject to Availability

What is home? The answer seems obvious. But Telling Our Stories of Home, an international collection of eleven plays by and about women from Lebanon, Haiti, Venezuela, Uganda, Palestine, Brazil, India, UK, and the US, complicates the answer.

The "answer" includes stories as far-ranging as: enslaved women trying to create a home, one by any means necessary, and one in the ocean; siblings wrestling with their differing devotion to home after their mother's death; a family wrestling with the government's refusal to allow the burial of their soldier-son in their hometown; a young scholar attempting to feel at home after studying abroad; a young man fleeing home due to his sexual orientation only to discover the difficulty of creating home elsewhere, and Siddis (Indians of African descent) continuing to struggle for acceptance despite having lived in India for over 600 years.

These are voices seldom represented to a larger audience. The plays and performance pieces range from 20 to 90-minute pieces and include a mix of monologue, duologue, and ensemble plays. Short yet powerful, they allow fantastic performance opportunities particularly in an age of social-distancing with flexible casts that together invite the theme of home to be performed and studied on the page.

The plays include: The House by Arz Khodr (Lebanon), Happy by Kia Corthron (US), The Blue of the Island by velyne Trouillot (Haiti), Nine Lives by Zodwa Nyoni (UK), Leaving, but Can't Let Go by Lupe Gehrenbeck (Venezuela), Questions of Home by Doreen Baingana (Uganda), On the Last Day of Spring by Fidaa Zidan (Palestine) Letting Go and Moving On by Louella Dizon San Juan (US), Antimemories of an Interrupted Trip by Aldri Anuncia o (Brazil), So Goes We by Jacqueline E. Lawton (US), and Those Who Live Here, Those Who Live There by Geeta P. Siddi and Girija P. Siddi (India)
Kathy A. Perkins is the editor of six play anthologies focusing on women from Africa and the Diaspora. She is a professional lighting designer and guest lecturer in theatre history and lighting at numerous institutions, both in the US and internationally.
Product Details ISBN: 9781350259782
ISBN-10: 1350259780
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Publication Date: February 24th, 2022
Pages: 296
Language: English