Ed Bullins Biography (1935-)

Born July 2, 1935, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Edward and Bertha Marie (Queen) Bullins; wife's name, Trixie. Addresses: HOME--2128-A Fifth Street,Berkeley, CA 94710. AGENT--Helen Merrill, 435 W. 23rd Street, Apartment 1-A,New York, NY 10011.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
July 2, 1935
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • Writings;STAGE
  • How Do You Do?, Firehouse Repertory Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 1965, then La Mama Experimental Theatre Club (E.T.C.), New York City, 1972, publishedby Illuminations Press, 1967.
  • Clara's Ole Man, Firehouse Repertory Theatre, 1965, then on a bill as TheElectronic Nigger and Others, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1968, published in Five Plays by Ed Bullins, Bobbs-Merrill, 1969.
  • The Rally, or Dialect Determinism, Firehouse Repertory Theatre, 1965, then La Mama E.T.C., 1972, published in The Theme Is Blackness and Other Plays,Morrow, 1972.
  • It Has No Choice and A Minor Scene, both Black Arts/West Repertory Theatre/School, San Francisco, CA, 1966, then La Mama E.T.C., 1972, both publishedin The Theme Is Blackness and Other Plays; (with Shirley Tarbell) The Game ofAdam and Eve, Playwrights Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1966.
  • The Theme Is Blackness, San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA, 1966, published in The Theme Is Blackness and Other Plays.
  • The Electronic Nigger, on a bill as The Electronic Nigger and Others, American Place Theatre, then Ambiance Lunch Hour Theatre, London, both 1968, published in Five Plays by Ed Bullins.
  • A Son Come Home, on a bill as The Electronic Nigger and Others, AmericanPlace Theatre, 1968, published in Negro Digest, April, 1968, then in Five Plays by Ed Bullins.
  • Goin' a Buffalo, American Place Theatre, 1968, published in Five Plays byEd Bullins.
  • In the Wine Time, New Lafayette Theatre, New York City, 1968, published in Five Plays by Ed Bullins.
  • The Corner, Theatre Company of Boston, Boston, MA, 1969, then Public Theatre, New York City, 1972, published in The Theme Is Blackness and Other Plays.
  • The Man Who Dug Fish, Theatre Company of Boston, 1969, published in The Theme Is Blackness and Other Plays.
  • (as Kingsley B. Bass, Jr.) We Righteous Bombers (adapted from The Just Assassins by Albert Camus), New Lafayette Theatre, 1969.
  • The Gentleman Caller on a bill as A Black Quartet, Chelsea Theatre Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 1969, published inA Black Quartet,New American Library, 1970.
  • The Duplex, New Lafayette Theatre, 1970, then Forum Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1972, published by Morrow, 1971.
  • A Ritual to Raise the Dead and Foretell the Future and The Devil Catchers, both New Lafayette Theatre, 1970.
  • The Pig Pen and Night of the Beast, both American Place Theatre, 1970, both published in Four Dynamite Plays, Morrow, 1973.
  • The Helper, New Dramatists Workshop, New York City, 1970, published in The Theme Is Blackness and Other Plays.
  • It Bees Dat Way, Ambiance Lunch Hour Theatre, then ICA Theatre, New YorkCity, both 1970, published in Four Dynamite Plays.
  • Death List, Theatre Black, New York City, 1970, published in Four Dynamite Plays.
  • Street Sounds, La Mama E.T.C., 1970, published in The Theme Is Blacknessand Other Plays.
  • In New England Winter, New Federal Theatre, Henry Street Playhouse, New York City, 1971, published in New Plays from the Black Theatre, Bantam, 1969.
  • The Fabulous Miss Marie, New Lafayette Theatre, 1971, then Mitzie E.
  • Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1979.
  • Next Time, on a bill as City Stops, Bronx Community College, Bronx, NY, 1972.
  • Ya Gonna Let Me Take You Out Tonight, Baby?, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1972, published in Black Arts, Black Arts Publishing, 1969.
  • The Psychic Pretenders (A Black Magic Show), New Lafayette Theatre, 1972.
  • (book and lyrics for musical) House Party, a Soul Happening, American Place Theatre, 1973.
  • The Taking of Miss Janie, New Federal Theatre, Henry Street Playhouse, 1975, published in Famous American Plays of the 1970s, Dell, 1981.
  • The Mystery of Phyllis Wheatley, New Federal Theatre, Henry Street Playhouse, 1976.
  • I Am Lucy Terry, American Place Theatre, 1976.
  • (book and lyrics for musical) Home Boy, Perry Street Theatre, New York City, 1976.
  • Jo Anne!, Theatre Riverside Church, New York City, 1976.
  • (book for musical) Storyville, Mandeville Theatre, University of California, La Jolla, CA, 1977.
  • DADDY!, New Federal Theatre, Henry Street Playhouse, 1977.
  • (book for musical) Sepia Star, Stage 73, New York City, 1977.
  • Michael, New Heritage Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1978.
  • C'mon Back to Heavenly House, Amherst College Theatre, Amherst, MA, 1978.
  • Leavings, Syncopation, New York City, 1980.
  • Steve and Velma, New African Company, Boston, 1980.
  • Also Black Commercial #2, The American Flag Ritual, State Office Bldg; Curse, One Minute Commercial, A Street Play, A Short Play for a Small Theatre,and The Play of the Play, all published in The Theme Is Blackness; Malcolm '71, or Publishing Blackness, published in Black Scholar, June, 1975.
  • Writings;OTHER
  • (Editor and contributor) New Plays from the Black Theatre (anthology), Bantam, 1969.
  • The Hungered One (short stories), Morrow, 1971.
  • The Reluctant Rapist (novel), Harper & Row, 1973.
  • (editor) The New Lafayette Theatre Presents the Complete Plays and Aesthetic Comments by Six Black Playwrights (anthology), Doubleday- Anchor, 1973.

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