By Janine Nabers
The 2014 winner of the Yale Drama Series
"The play doesn't have a sad finishing, although you can be yes that it needs to. however it is a sad tale. it's the tragedy of lives lived with out desire of deliverance. . . . i'm going to go away you to learn the play and make certain how the heck we get to a pleasing finishing to this tragic story of a lady and not using a probability. yet that finishing is the genius of Nabers's paintings, her religion within the skill of individuals without likelihood, to discover one."—Marsha Norman, from the Foreword
The 12 months is 1979 and a serial killer in Atlanta is abducting and murdering younger black youngsters. opposed to a backdrop of worry and uncertainty, playwright Janine Nabers explores the emotional battleground the place an African-American unmarried mom wars together with her teenage daughter, every one coping in her personal means with own tragedy and loss. The volatility in their state of affairs is intensified while a significantly broken and devastatingly good-looking stranger turns into a vital part in their lives.
Serial Black Face is the 7th winner of the DC Horn Foundation/Yale Drama sequence Prize, chosen via Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Marsha Norman. right now startling, engrossing, suspenseful, and exhilarating, Nabers's robust drama employs a real-life nightmare, the Atlanta baby Murders of the overdue Nineteen Seventies, to incisively learn human frailty and the prickly complexities of a mother-daughter courting. a beautiful theatrical paintings, either considerate and profoundly relocating, Serial Black Face is richly deserving of this year's prize.