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D A Beck

D A BECK  

Nationality:    USA
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D. a. Beck grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. There he co-founded the afro-academy of Dramatic arts, a theater company, while still a college student. after graduation from Creighton University, where he studied drama, he worked in advertising and public relations at several organizations. He held copywriter and management positions before turning his attention back to theater. Realizing that he wanted to write drama, he enrolled in the creative writing program (concentration in playwriting) at Goddard College and received an M.F.a. degree. Since then, he has continued to write for the stage; and is the recipient of an artist Fellowship for playwriting from the Colorado Council on the arts. D. a. Beck lives in the Denver area, working as a playwright and freelance writer.

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below is a list of D A Beck's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Black Is         Playing The Tables         Strides         Up In Smoke



Black Is

Synopsis:
a compilation of sayings adapted into a dramatic presentation.

Notes:
The repertory was A professional theater company that traveled within the state of Nebraska.

1st Produced:
Creighton University Summer Repertory Theatre, Omaha, Nebraska    1972

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Genre:
adaptation

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Playing The Tables

Synopsis:
a woman deals with sexual harassment occurring in a situation of foolish intrigue by empowered but unwitting perpetrators.

Notes:
Publication of Obsidian II: Black Literature in Review was delayed. The periodical was distributed in March 1997 (but dated with year 1995). Meanwhile the play had received its first production, And was no longer unproduced, so the bio in the periodical was revised to indicate the production of the play.

1st Produced:
The Theatre-Studio, Inc., New York    1996

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1st Published:
Obsidian II: Black Literature in Review (North Carolina State University) (1995)   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Strides

Synopsis:
This play is the story of an african-American door-to-door salesman who peddles credit on electric kitchen gadgets. When customers and companions resist being indebted to him, he takes big risks to keep them beholden. Costs of the ordeal are great for all involved, with things promising to be never the same. In this tale love, betrayal, and humiliation ravel and unravel; so do courage, fear, self-regard, self-doubt, and disappointment - with determination and hope remaining constant, and redemption a possibility. Set against a backdrop of local civil rights demonstrations in 1963, the play points to the 21st century.

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Genre:
Full-length drama, two acts Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Up In Smoke

Synopsis:
Play deals with the impact of illegal drugs on a mother-son relationship.

Notes:
Play had A staged reading At the 1992 Denver Black Arts Festival.

1st Produced:
The Theatre-Studio, Inc., New York    1995

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Obsidian II: Black Literature in Review (North Carolina State University) (1993)   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama One act

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