Hay, Samuel A.

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HAY, Samuel A.

HAY, Samuel A. American, b. 1937. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Plays/Screenplays, Theatre. Career: Playwright. Drama teacher in West Palm Beach, FL, and Baltimore, MD, early 1960s; University of Maryland, Baltimore, assistant professor of English, 1971-72, assistant professor of African American studies, 1972-73; Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, director of Africana Studies and Research Center, 1974-78; Washington University, St. Louis, MO, director of Black Studies program and professor of theater, 1978-79; Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, professor of theater and chair of department of communication and theater arts, 1979-84; founder of the Black Theater Project in Ithaca, NY, and of the National Conference on African American Theater. Publications: African American Theatre: An Historical and Critical Analysis, 1994; Ed Bullins: A Literary Biography, 1997. PLAYS: Yes in a Pleasant Country (includes Parting Shocks and Getting Some), 1970; The Robeson Place Singers, 1976; An American Passport, 1981; Sistah Rachel, 1982; A Woman against Apartheid, 1985. Contributor to professional journals. Address: c/o Wayne State University Press, Leonard N. Simons Bldg., 4809 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201, U.S.A.