Millennium Mambo/ Urban Zulu Mambo

Millennium Mambo, the one-woman piece conceived by actress- playwright Regina Taylor, which began previews at the Studio space of Chicago's Goodman Theatre.

Mambo will feature one of Taylor's plays, along with the work of four other prominent, African-American women playwrights. Taylor asked scribes Kia Corthron (Seeking the Genesis), Adrienne Kennedy (Funnyhouse of a Negro), Suzan-Lori Parks (In the Blood) and Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls...) to either write or select a 15- minute text which could be performed by one actress -- in this case, Taylor. (Playwright Cheryl L. West, mentioned in previous press releases, is apparently no longer involved in the project.) Taylor -- who contributed a short play herself -- then penned some connective text, linking the half dozen playlets.

The five plays are:
• Safe Box by Kia Corthron
• Heathcliff and I Agree by Adrienne Kennedy
• Talking to Jupiter by Suzan-Lori Parks
• Evertime [sic] My Lil World Seems Blue, I Just Haveta Look at You and Learn Eye-Hand Coordination, a selection from Ntozake Shange's novel "Liliane"
• Urban Zulu Mambo by Regina Taylor

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at the Signature Theatre Center

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The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove

The Goodman Theatre, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival Crowns, & McCarter/ Second Stage

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Millennium Mumbo/ Urban Zulu Mambo

at the Signature Theater

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Escape from Paradise

at the The Goodman Theatre/ Circle Repertory Company

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The Trinity River Plays

performed at the Goodman Theatre & Dallas Theatre Center

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Crowns

at the McCarter Theater, Longwharf Theatre, and the Goodman Theatre

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A Night in Tunisia

at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival

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Between The Lines

at the Humana Festival

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Magnolia

at The Goodman Theatre

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Drowning Crow

at the Goodman Theatre

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Oo-Bla Dee

at the Goodman Theatre

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The Ties that Bind: Watermelon Rinds and Inside the Belly of the Beast

Humana Festival/ Goodman Theatre