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All The Drama: “No Place to Be Somebody”, 1970 Winner, Pulitzer Prize for Drama

All The Drama is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of deep dives into the plays that have won The Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama: No Place to Be Somebody

“No Place to Be Somebody” Wikipedia page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Place_to_Be_Somebody

Charles Gordone Wikipedia page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Gordone

“No Place to Be Somebody” script
https://smile.amazon.com/No-Place-Somebody-Charles-Gordone/dp/0881457825/

Clayton Riley’s review
https://www.nytimes.com/1969/05/18/archives/o-blacks-are-we-damned-forever.html

Black Theatre Network
http://www.blacktheatrenetwork.org/

Black Theatre History podcast
https://www.blacktheatrehistory.com/

2015 production by students at The Acting Studio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMbcfqQSBw4&t=1347s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPDru5lLwLA&t=63s

Charles Gordone: Finding His Place to Be Somebody by John Taylor, The Indiana History Blog
https://blog.history.in.gov/charles-gordone-finding-his-place-to-be-somebody/

“A Place to Be Someone: Growing Up with Charles Gordone,” a memoir by his younger sister Shirley Gordon Jackson
https://www.ttupress.org/9780896726352/a-place-to-be-someone/

Gordone’s New York Times obit
https://www.nytimes.com/1995/11/19/nyregion/charles-gordone-is-dead-at-70-won-a-pulitzer-for-his-first-play.html

Reviews and feature articles for the 1987 production by The Matrix Theatre Company in Los Angeles
http://www.matrixtheatre.com/shows/noplace.html
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1987-07-24-ca-3814-story.html

“From Nowhere To ‘No Place,” Gordone profile by Patricia Bosworth, The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/1969/06/08/archives/from-nowhere-to-no-place-charles-gordone-from-nowhere-to-no-place.html

“A Place to Be Somebody: The Charles Gordone Story,” 2016 musical based on Gordone’s life
https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/local/history/elkhart-raised-playwright-charles-gordone-subject-of-new-play/article_e7e23049-8966-5406-b3e9-2c9f1f82e796.html?redir=0


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Jan Simpson is a theater journalist who writes the blog Broadway& Me and hosts the BroadwayRadio podcasts Stagecraft and All The Drama.


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