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“Day by Day”

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Hill, Jean B. (African-American playwright, scriptwriter for video/film, 1951-____), “Day by Day,”

a 15-minute social satire in English, set on a porch in the inner city, Saturday afternoon, summer, 2002,


  •  © 2000 by Jean B. Hill;  •  script/rights available from Jean B. Hill, 5601 Colonial Pine, Lindenwold, New Jersey 08021, U.S.A., or Jean B. Hill, P. O. Box 4007, Lindenwold, New Jersey 08021, U.S.A., e-mail jeanknows@hotmail.com, telephone (home) 856-346-8833, fax 856-346-8790.  •  Cited by Jean B. Hill, via ftp March 14, 2002; Hill says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Kyle (m), 22, Caucasian, college student, liberal activist; Marsha (f), 32, African-American stuck in a cycle; Tina (f), 23, African American with a dream deferred; Shirley (f), 33, African American, complacent and enjoys it.

  §  Synopsis “This is one of the hottest summer day in July, in North Philly, where three sister-friends, Marsha, Tina and Shirley take time to cool off, relax, and pass the time away sitting on the porch. With so much occurring in their neighborhood, the women seem at odds with each other on what course, if any, is best for their lives.  Marsha and Shirley appear to be okay with crime and poverty, while Tina sees herself eventually getting out of the neighborhood—that’s if she can ever get up the courage to leave home. Nothing is really happening on their block until a busload of white college students from Penn get off the bus, and a smiling, black talking, Kyle approaches them on the porch and hits them with another issue—reparation.”  •  Addendum, May 10, 2002: “Day by Day is being produced by REJOTI Productions in June.”

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  §  Themes Black, Caucasian, feminism, racism, reparation, sisterhood, slavery, social issues.

See also Jean B. Hill's

  • "Bringing Up Odessa," a 40-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a hotel conference room, early evening, March, 2000, 4f

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