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Kelsey E Collie

KELSEY E COLLIE  

Nationality:    African American
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KELSEY E. COLLIE is a retired professor of Theatre Arts from Howard University, where he continues his relationship with the Department of Theatre Arts and the Division of Fine Arts as a consultant. While at the University, he founded the Howard University Children's Theatre and the Playmakers Reper- tory Company. He currently operates his own Children's Theatre Experience and the Playmakers Repertory Company as a part of the Community Theatre at Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church, under the direction of Richard Jackson. Collie also manages young talent and has been responsible for developing such talents as Kellie Williams of the ABC sitcom, "What About Joan," and Tony Powell, choreographer/dancer. He is an award-winning play- wright, having received international prizes for "Black Images! Black Reflections," (1977) and "Brother, Brother, Brother Mine," (1979). He has directed productions at Howard University, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Loyola University (La.), Uriah McPhee School (Nassau) and the Caribana Festival, (Toronto). Collie has conducted workshops in the former Czecho- slovakia, Finland, the Bahamas, Canada and across the United States. He has authored several articles which have appeared in many periodicals, as well as contributed to Nellie McCaslin's book, "Theatre for Young Audiences." He is Artistic Director and a board member of Color Me Human Players, Inc.~ a moderator for the Helen Hayes Theatre Legacy Project and Executive Direc- tor of the National African American Children's Theatre.

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Ash Wednesday         Black Images/Black Reflections         Celebration         Fiesta!         Gift, The         Good Friday; Or, The End And The Beginning         Hell's Belles         How To Succeed With A Little Bit Of Luck         I Happens Every Summer         It's A Mad, Mad , Mod World We Live In         Kids!         Maybe Some Day         Randy's Dandy Circus         Where Is Love?



Ash Wednesday

Synopsis:
Based on Ash Wednesday scriptures. Several persons at a cocktail party are revealed to be jealous, petty, and lustful. as they share the bread and wine served by the host, who is a priest.

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1st Produced:
-    1967

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Genre:
one act morality drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Black Images/Black Reflections

Synopsis:
A chronicle narrative of Afro-American experiences and contributions to the United States' development depicted through song. movement, and dramatization.

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1st Produced:
Howard University Children's Theatre, Washington, DC    1975

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Genre:
childrens' historical ritual

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  ensemble

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Celebration

Synopsis:
A selfish, egotistical prime minister who has been voted out of office by the people of a West Indian nation almost gets away with stealing all the money from the treasury and preventing the people from holding an Independence Day celebration

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1st Produced:
Drama Department. Howard University. Washington. D.C    1973

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Genre:
Children's Play with Songs

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  12            Other:  1b 1g

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Fiesta!

Synopsis:
A young man's search for truth and happiness leads him to a South American village where he saves the fiesta from becoming a fiasco when it is discovered that the ceremonial donkey has been stolen

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1st Produced:
MFA Thesis. George Washington University. Washington. D.C..    1970

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Genre:
children's musical one act

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  12            Other:  1g

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Gift, The

Synopsis:
Depicts how humans are of ten mindless of the gift of love that God has given

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Youth Ministry Notebook. 7, New York: Seabury. 1973.   -

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Genre:
Sermon in three dramatic sketches. utilizing a litany

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Male:  3            Female:  7            Other:  1b 1 narrator

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Good Friday; Or, The End And The Beginning

Synopsis:
Ten persons seek shelter from an atomic holocaust in a cave: they attempt to come to grips with themselves and each other

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-    1962

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Genre:
one act morality drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Hell's Belles

Synopsis:
An angel is sent from heaven as an emissary and promptly falls in love with an attractive hellion

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1st Produced:
-    1965

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Genre:
2 act musical comedy

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  4            Other:  extras (children)

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How To Succeed With A Little Bit Of Luck

Synopsis:
A young woman visits her cousin in New York and gets a big theatrical break; but she encounters some minor romantic problems

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-    1964

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Genre:
2 act musical comedy

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  9            Other:  2b 2g

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I Happens Every Summer

Synopsis:
Deals with experiences shared by a group of young people who are working as summer camp counselors for a church youth program

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1st Produced:
-    1963

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Genre:
2 act musical comedy

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  11            Other:  6b 4g

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It's A Mad, Mad , Mod World We Live In

Synopsis:
Topical issues including politics, religion. and minority problems are satirized in song and dance.

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-    1967

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Genre:
one act musical revue

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  ensemble

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Kids!

Synopsis:
The girls want to know what the boys are doing in their clubhouse, so they send in a spy. The parents would like to know what they are all up to.

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-    1966

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Genre:
one act musical comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Maybe Some Day

Synopsis:
A young woman's conflict with her mother's teachings and the desire to have a good time with her friend and neighbor, who is very hip and popular

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1st Produced:
-    1968

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Genre:
one act Domestic Drama with Music

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  2 WM, 4 F

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Randy's Dandy Circus

Synopsis:
A young boy inherits a circus and his envious aunt and uncle sabotage the opening by stealing all the animals: but the boy triumphs after all with the help of his friends.

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1st Produced:
Howard University Children's Theatre, Washington, DC    Summer 1974

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Genre:
children's musical

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  6            Other:  1g 1b. 3 puppets (1 F. 2 M). extras (children).

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Where Is Love?

Synopsis:
A little girl runs away from an orphanage in search of love

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1st Produced:
-    1964

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Genre:
one act Children's Drama

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  13            Other:  6b 8g

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