For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy (Modern Plays) (Paperback)

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I found a king in me and now I love you
I found a king in you and now I love me

Father figures and fashion tips. Lost loves and jollof rice. African empires and illicit sex. Good days and bad days. Six young Black men meet for group therapy, and let their hearts - and imaginations - run wild.

Located on the threshold of joyful fantasy and brutal reality, this is a world of music, movement, storytelling and verse, where six men clash and connect in a desperate bid for survival.

For Black Boys... is a profound and playful new work from multi-award-winning company Nouveau Riche and playwright Ryan Calais Cameron, whose 2021 film Typical, based on the 2019 play with Richard Blackwood, was heralded as a landmark event in digital theatre. This edition was published to coincide with the production at the Royal Court Theatre, London in March 2022, following a critically acclaimed world premiere in October 2021 at New Diorama Theatre, London. It was co-commissioned by Boundless Theatre.

About the Author

Ryan Calais Cameron is a writer for Theatre and TV. His play Typical, which starred Richard Blackwood, sold out its run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 and its transfer to Soho Theatre Upstairs, garnering 4 star reviews across the board. Queens of Sheba, co-written with Jessica Hagan, won the 2018 Edinburgh Untapped Award. Its four-week run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 sold out, garnering 4 and 5 star reviews and winning the Edinburgh Stage Award 2018; it transferred to the New Diorama Theatre, London and it went on national tour in 2019. Ryan was the winner of the 2018 Off West End Adopt A Playwright Award for his play Rhapsody, which was produced at the Arcola in March of that year. Retrograde, which he wrote on his year of 'adoption', was shortlisted for the 2019 Alfred Fagon Award and Verity Bargate Award 2020. Ryan is an alumnus of the Royal Court writer's programme 2017 and the Soho Young Company 2016/17. He has contributed to the Royal Court's Living Newspaper: Edition 2 and is currently under commission to the Royal Court, the Arcola, Soho Theatre and Theatre Centre.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781350340633
ISBN-10: 1350340634
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Publication Date: April 21st, 2022
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Modern Plays