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Samm-Art Williams

SAMM-ART WILLIAMS  (1946 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Brass Birds Don't Sing         Coming, The         Conversations On A Dirt Road         Cork         Dance On Widows' Row, The         Do Unto Others         Eve Of the Trial         Eyes Of the American         Friends         Friends Sing         Frost Of Renaissance, The         Home         Kamilia         Last Caravan, The         Last Of The Line         Love Play, A         Sixteenth Round, The         Waiting Room, The         Welcome Back To Black River         Woman From the Town



Brass Birds Don't Sing

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Stage 73, NYC    1977

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Coming, The

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Concerns a bum on New York's skid rowthat meets and talks with God, who appears before him as a prostitute, a field slave, and a junkie

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Morality Drama One Act

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Conversations On A Dirt Road

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Cork

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Dance On Widows' Row, The

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The setting is Port Town, N.C., where four widows live on the same street. The ladies have buried nine husbands among them, and while they still have some middle aged physical charms-and a whole lot of commensurate desire-finding dates is a chore, simply because the local menfolk are (understandably) skittish about the risk of association. Nonetheless, Magnolia Ellis throws a party. Three eligible gents haltingly show up, and the evening becomes a laugh filled affair of getting revved up, one of the suitors dies.

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Harry De Jur Playhouse, NY    -

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Comedy

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Do Unto Others

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The life of a Chicago numbers banker who for ten years thought that he had killed his wife in a fire, but she returns to seek revenge

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Domestic Drama One Act

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Eve Of the Trial

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Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

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-    1986

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in "Orchards, Orchards, Orchards", Broadway Play Publishing, New York, 1987   -

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Adaptation

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Eyes Of the American

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a CIA agent posing as a tourist meets the taxi driver who is leading the revolution because he wants to be King

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-    1985

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Samuel French, NY,    -

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Play/Drama

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Friends

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-    1983

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Friends Sing

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Frost Of Renaissance, The

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Theatre Of The Riverside Church, NYC    -

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Home

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The action begins on the small farm in South Carolina that Cephus Miles, an orphan, has inherited from his family. Young and strong, he is content to work the land-until his childhood sweetheart rejects him and goes off to college. Not believing in the Vietnam war, Cephus is imprisoned as a draft evader for refusing to serve. By the time he is released, Cephus has lost his land to the tax collector so he heads north to build a new life. With a good job and a slinky new girlfriend, he finds the big city exciting and rewarding. But soon after, the dream begins to fade-Cephus loses his job and becomes involved in drugs and prostitution. Pulling himself together, he returns to South Carolina and settles back on the land with his old sweetheart. Despite all, he has never lost his joyous goodwill, his indomitable spirit and the conviction that one day his quest for fulfillment will be rewarded.

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Kamilia

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The life and trials of a young, upper-class woman who discovers, as a result of a recurring dream-after she is married-that she is a lesbian

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-    1975

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Morality Drama Play/Drama

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Last Caravan, The

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Last Of The Line

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Love Play, A

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Set in New Orleans in 191 7, a singer gets involved with a musician and they form their Own band as they work their way up river. Set in New Orleans in 191 7, a singer gets involved with a musician and they form their Own band as they work their way up river.

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NEC Season-within-a-Season, New York    1976

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Sixteenth Round, The

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Waiting Room, The

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The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. begins its 40th anniversary season with The Waiting Room, a new comedy by Samm-Art Williams (Home). The following description is from the show's press release: "In a hospital waiting room, politics and family secrets make strange bedfellows. Through humor, Williams connects people from all economic, social and racial backgrounds, bringing out the humanity in all of them."
nytheatre.com

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45th Street Theatre, NY    2007

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Negro Ensemble Company, Inc.

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Welcome Back To Black River

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Life and problems of a southern sharecropper and the impact that a hurricane has on his life, coupled with the voodoo religious beliefs of his neighbors

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Ritual/Drama Play/Drama

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Woman From the Town

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wealthy woman returns to North Carolina farm from which she was evicted 27 years earlier for conceiving out of wedlock to exact her revenge, but finds it was all a very long time ago

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Samuel French, London, 1990   -

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Male:  1            Female:  5            Other:  -

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