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Beatdown - Three Plays

Beatdown

Three Plays

By Joseph Jomo Pierre
Introduction by Philip Akin
Subjects: Ontario Playwrights, African and Caribbean Canadian Playwrights, Anthologies
Casting: 1 f, 2 m | 4 f, 4 m
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887548383, 104 pages, July 2006

Description

Joseph Jomo Pierre's world is one of fatherless children, where boys turn to drugs and guns while girls turn to motherhood at the blink of an eye, where the colour of your skin dictates the course your life will take, where your brothers are as likely to pull you back down, as to help you get up.

Includes:

Born Ready a.k.a. Black on Both Sides
BeatDown a.k.a. Life
Pusha-Man a.k.a. The Seed

Reviews

"…an important new playwright, Joseph Jomo Pierre. He explores the young urban black experience with a keen ear and a strong sense of theatricality." —NOW Magazine