Black N Blue Boys/Broken Men (Paperback)

By Dael Orlandersmith

Soft Skull Press, 9781593765323, 108pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2013

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Bold, beautiful and fierce-Dael Orlandersmith delivers a riveting story in Black n Blue Boys / Broken Men. This gritty play portrays five unforgettable male characters, linked by their efforts to forge identities in families fractured by abuse. Each relates a story that transforms these challenges into a celebration of our capacity to survive. Orlandersmith created this piece after working at a shelter for homeless youth in the 1980s, and her writing brings these characters roaring to life. At once powerful and heartbreakingly poetic, Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men will leave you breathless.

About the Author

Dael Orlandersmith is a playwright, actress, and poet who is best known for her Obie Award-winning Beauty's Daughter, for which she also received a Lucille Lortel Foundation Playwrights Fellowship. She was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama for Yellowman in 2002 and received the 2005 PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award for a Playwright in Mid-Career, along with numerous other awards. She lives in New York City.