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"Writing I dance around spinning around to 'get out of the way' like Zen sort of, the self simultaneously disappears HIS BONES CANNOT BE FOUND and is revealed ... the relationship between possessor and possessed is, like ownership, is, multidirectional." Section 1, "Possession," p. 3

"A play is a blueprint of an event: a way of creating and rewriting history through the medium of literature ... theatre, for me, is the perfect place to 'make' history - that is, because so much of African-American history has been unrecorded, dismembered, washed out, one of my tasks as a playwright is to ... locate the ancestral burial ground, dig for bones, find bones, hear the bones sing, write it down." Ibid, p. 4

"Theatre seems mired in the interest of stating some point, or tugging some heartstring, or landing a laugh, or making a splash, or wagging a finger ... as a playwright I try to do many...

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