An exploration of how playwright, Dael Orlandersmith uses narrative, performance, and the creation of imaginary worlds as a means to investigate the socialization and coping methods of inn-city African American adolescences. The research will accumlate into a theatrical production.
Robinson, Monique Anastasia, "The rose that grew from concrete : memory, dreamscapes, and the social construction of urban Black adolescenses in Dael Oladersmith's The gimmick" (2009). Honors Project, Smith College, Northampton, MA.
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