English 90cp. Contemporary American Plays

Instructor: Derek Miller
Tuesday, 9:45-11:45am
Enrollment: Limited to 15 students.

This course examines recent scripted theater by American playwrights. Readings focus on work by historically underrepresented writers, including the wave of award-winning plays by Black writers such as Jackie Sibblies Drury, Michael R. Jackson, Aleshea Harris, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Jeremy O. Harris, and others. We will consider the shape of the American theater, its response and resistance to contemporary social and political movements, and the pandemic's effects on the present and future of American theater.

This course satisfies the English Concentration "Diversity in Literature" requirement for students on the “Common Ground” curriculum.