Wesley, Richard (Errol)

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WESLEY, Richard (Errol)

WESLEY, Richard (Errol). American, b. 1945. Genres: Plays/Screenplays. Career: Worked for United Airlines, Newark, 1967-69; ed., Black Theatre, NYC, 1969-73; founding member, Frank Silvera Writers Workshop, NYC, 1973; taught at Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York, and Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., 1973-74, Manhattan Community College, NYC, 1980-83, and Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1984; New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, assistant professor of dramatic writing. Publications: The Black Terror (in The New Lafayette Theatre Presents), 1974; Uptown Saturday Night (screenplay), 1974; The Sirens, 1975; Let's Do It Again (screenplay), 1975; The Mighty Gents (play), 1978; The Mighty Gents, 1979; The Past Is the Past, and Gettin' It Together, 1979; On the Road to Babylon, 1982; The House of Dies Drear (teleplay), 1984; Fast Forward (screenplay), 1984; Native Son (screenplay), 1985; The Dream Team, 1987; The Talented Tenth (play), 1991; Murder without Motive (teleplay), 1992; Mandela and De Klerk (teleplay), 1997; Heaven and the Homeboy, 1997. Address: c/o Jay D. Kramer, 135 E. 55th St, New York, NY 10022, U.S.A.