Eric L. Wilson

Published by Dramatic Publishing

6 Male 0 Female

This collage of monologues, songs, and dance speaks of the power of African-American manhood

The piece is driven by the rhythm of the drum, transforming this rhythm from the tribal call all the way to hip-hop

Strands is about family and the power in the father's house

It reveals the struggle, pain and celebration of the journey of a young prince

Spirits from the past lead this journey where the prince encounters the pain of the auction block, the hope of the northern migration, the taste of black power, and the strength of the cultural rebirth

It deals with the African-American male experience and shows the pageantry and epic nature of this story

Strands, the 1992 Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award-winner and participant in the 1993 National Black Theatre Festival, is a powerful, exciting and challenging play

"In his harrowing but beautiful Strands, young playwright Eric L. Wilson unravels and reweaves the whole of black men's experience in America into a seamless tour de force," ~ Washington Post

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