A Partial Listing of Stageplays by candi dugas:
Maria Theotokos: Mary, Mother of God
Ben Hill United Methodist Church; Atlanta, GA
Advent seasons, 1998-2001
Festival music drama that tells the story of Jesus’ birth through the life of his mother, “Maria,” who birthed a promise from G~d despite life’s obstacles, including ostracism from family and friends.
“Serenade to Sisters I & II”
Sisters Chapel, Spelman College; Atlanta, GA & Imperial Theater; Augusta, GA
November 1994 & January 1996
A four-scene skit depicting themes: “Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself;” “You Can Get a New Man, But You Can’t Get a New Life;” “No Glove, No Love.” “Serenade” was an annual celebration by the Georgia Women Preventing AIDS. Through various forms of art, including drama, GWPA educated black women about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Co-author: Valetta Anderson.
Hilberry Studio Theatre, Wayne State University; Detroit, MI
Performed as a part of Plowshares Theatre’s New Voices Festival. “Questions” delves into the life of Valerie, an African-American college junior who learns she is HIV positive amidst plans for her wedding and accepting honors as Collegian of the Year.
My Side of the Story: The Black Man Goes on Trial
American College for the Applied Arts; Atlanta, GA
1994 – 1995
To celebrate Black History Month, through four African-American male defendants, the audience explores several social “crimes.” Charges included: impersonating the good will of a minister, not carrying one’s own weight as an American man, and trivializing the plight and stress of the African-American woman. The audience served as the jury, judging guilt or innocence and imposing sentences.
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