Ron Milner Biography (1938-)
Full name, Ronald Milner; born May 29, 1938, in Detroit, MI. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Contact--c/o Crossroads Theatre Co., 320 Memorial Parkway, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
- Birth Details
- May 29, 1938
- Detroit, Michigan, United States
- Credits; Stage Director
- Brother Malcolm, National Black Touring Circuit, New Heritage Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1986.
- Don't Get God Started (musical; also see below), Longacre Theatre,New York City, 1987.
- Credits; Plays
- Who's Got His Own (three-act; also see below), produced at American Place Theatre, New York City, 1966.
- The Monster (one-act), produced at Louis Theatre Center, Chicago,IL, 1969, published in Drama Review, summer, 1968.
- The Warning--A Theme for Linda (one-act), first produced with other plays in A Black Quartet at Chelsea Theatre Center, Brooklyn Academyof Music, Brooklyn, NY, 1969, published in A Black Quartet: Four New Black Plays, edited by Ben Caldwell and others, New American Library, 1970.
- M(ego) and the Green Ball of Freedom (one-act), produced at ShangoTheatre, Detroit, MI, 1971, published in Black World, April, 1971.
- What the Wine Sellers Buy, produced at New Federal Theatre, New York City, 1973, published by Samuel French, 1974.
- These Three, produced at Concept East Theatre, Detroit, 1974.
- (And author of lyrics) Season's Reasons (musical), produced at Langston Hughes Theatre, Detroit, 1976.
- Work, produced at Detroit Public Schools, Detroit, 1978.
- (And author of lyrics) Jazz-set (musical), produced at Mark TaperForum, Los Angeles, CA, 1980.
- (And author of lyrics) Crack Steppin' (musical), produced at MusicHall, Detroit, 1981.
- Roads of the Mountaintop, produced at Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ, 1986.
- Checkmates, produced at Westwood Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1987.
- Don't Get God Started (musical), produced at Longacre Theatre, NewYork City, 1987.
- Also author of Life Agony (one-act), produced at Unstable Theatre,Detroit, and The Greatest Gift, produced at Detroit Public Schools, Detroit.
- Credits; Other
- (Editor and author of introduction with Woodie King, Jr., and contributor) Black Drama Anthology (includes Who's Got His Own), New American Library, 1971.
- Author of the screenplay The James Brown Story. Contributor to anthologies and other books, including Best Short Stories by Negro Writers, edited by Langston Hughes, Little, Brown, 1967; Black Arts: An Anthology of Black Creations, edited by Ahmed Alhamisi and Harun Kofi Wangara, Black Arts, 1969; Five Black Writers, edited by Donald B. Gibson, New York University Press, 1970; The Black Aesthetic, edited by Addison Gayle, Jr., Doubleday, 1971; Nommo: An Anthology of Modern Black African and Black American Literature, edited by William R. Robinson, Macmillan, 1972;Black Short Story Anthology, edited by Woodie King, Jr., Columbia University Press, 1972; and Black Poets and Prophets, edited by King andEarl Anthony, New American Library. Also contributor to periodicals, including Negro Digest, Drama Review, and Black World.
- Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series, Volume 24, Gale, 1988,pp. 322-24.
- Contemporary Literary Criticism, Volume 56, Gale, 1989, pp. 220-29.
- Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 38, Gale, 1985, pp. 201-07.*