Glenda Dickerson


Professor Dickerson is author of a new book, African American Theater: A Cultural Companion, which is available from Polity Press or Amazon. She also recently completed an educational 2-disc DVD, What’s Cookin’ in the Kitchen: a global portrait 2001-2004, which documents her Kitchen Prayers series. Until 2007, Kitchen Prayers Performance Dialogues on 9/11 and global loss were performed annually under the auspices of The Project for Transforming thru Performing: re/placing Black womanly images. The Project is supported by a generous grant from the Ford Foundation. The Kitchen Prayers Peace Archive is housed in the University of Michigan Libraries (Labadie, Askwith, Music and DeepBlue). The Peace Archive contains the Cookin DVD, together with DVD’s of the performance dialogues, scripts and resource material which document the life of The Project.

Freda Scott Giles’ essay, “Glenda Dickerson’s Nu Shu: combining feminist discourse/pedagogy/theatre”, is in Contemporary African American Women Playwrights, (Routledge).  

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