Diversity Teaching Drama

BIPOC Classroom Resources

BIPOC Classroom Resources
Written by Lindsay Price

Are you looking for Black playwrights, plays to produce, plays to study, or inspiring quotes to use in your classroom? Look within our BIPOC resources.

BIPOC Public Domain Plays BIPOC Public Domain Plays
Look for Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson, Flournoy Miller & Aubrey Lyles and William Wells Brown.

BIPOC Public Domain Poems & Short StoriesBIPOC Public Domain Poems & Short Stories
Want your students to create a piece using a poem as source material? Names to look for in this document include William Wells Brown, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Joseph S. Cotter, and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Bringing Black / Latinx Plays into the Drama ClassroomBringing Black/Latinx plays into class
Want to switch out the traditional studied and produced every year plays? Consider plays such as Top Dog / Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and Charles Fuller’s A Soldier’s Play.

BIPOC Streaming ListBIPOC Streaming list
Want to know if a certain play has streaming rights? Names on this list include Jiréh Breon Holder, James Ijames, Claudia Rankine, Charles Smith, T.J. Young, Gloria Bond Clunie and Masi Asare.

Use these quotes as discussion starters, have students research the individuals who said the quote, use them as the jumping off point for a scenes, look for other quotes said by a specific person. Look for: Viola Davis, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Jr., Heidi Durrow, Warsan Shire, Leslie Odom Jr.

Do's & Don'ts for Producing BIPOC PlaysDo’s & Don’ts for Producing BIPOC Plays
All of these tips are courtesy of Theatrefolk’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Panel.

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Lindsay Price