February is Black History Month
This past September, Peace Mountain presented Spices: A Collection of Monologues and Poems by Black Artists. This production featured selections from plays by August Wilson, James Baldwin, Suzan Lori Parks, and several other playwrights as well as readings from a number of Black poets.
In this month of February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of Black men and women, we looked more closely at the works of Black playwrights. It is amazing to realize that since the year 2000, they have won or been finalists for NINE of the Pulitzer Prizes for Drama and have taken home Obie awards in play-writing in five of the past seven years. Black voices are being heard!