Barfield, Tanya (American playwright, 19__-____),
“Wanting North,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in _____, _____,
© 2004 by Tanya Barfield;
• in Ten-Minute Plays from the Guthrie Theater: 2003 Edition (New York: Playscripts, Inc., 2004), 101 pp., LCCN 2006462488, containing Foreword by Michael Bigelow Dixon, “The Glory of God,” by Carson Kreitzer; “Hurry,” by Bridget Carpenter; “A Little Lunch,” by Kristina Halvorson; “No More Static,” by Kevin Kell O’Donnell; “The Second Beam,” by Joan Ackermann; “Three Dimensions,” by Jerome Hairston; “Wanting North,” by Tanya Barfield; “Zion Science,” by Laurie Carlos; author biographies;
• script/rights available from Playscripts, Inc., 325 West 38th Street, Suite 305, New York, New York 10018, U.S.A., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 1-866-NEW-PLAY (1-866-639-7529), fax 1-888-203-4519;
• Cited by http://www.playscripts.com/play.php3?playid=392, accessed October 20, 2006.
_____ (f), young slave; _____ (f), young slave.
“After receiving news of the abolitionist movement, two young slaves argue over who is most free.
• “Minimal set.
• The play mixes 1840 plantation dialect with imaginative poetic dialogue.”
• Commissioned by The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project and the Guthrie Theater.
• “Tanya Barfield (Defacing Patriotic Property | Snapshot | Ten-Minute Plays from the Guthrie Theater: Volume 3 | Wanting North | The Wolves). Tanya Barfield's plays have been presented in festivals at Arena Stage, The Royal Court, New York Theatre Workshop, Seattle Rep, Hartford Stage, The Guthrie Lab, and New York Stage & Film. Her plays include: Dent, The Quick, 121° West, Pecan Tan, and The Houdini Act, as well as the book for a children's musical, Kofi's Civil War. Before becoming a playwright, Ms. Barfield was a solo performer, appearing in her one-woman show Without Skin or Breathlessness. She is a graduate of Juilliard's Playwriting Program and a recipient of the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwrights Award. She has been commissioned by Playwrights Horizons. Currently she is working on a play, The Force of Night, about four generations of black men.”—Playscripts, Inc. - Tanya Barfield, http://www.playscripts.com/author.php3?authorid=196, accessed October 23, 2006.
• Photograph from The National Arts Club - About the Artists, http://www.nationalartsclub.org/pb_SE_artists_jk.htm, accessed October 23, 2006.
abolitionism, American slavery, freedom.
Other Work by Tanya Barfield