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

Charles Gordone Wikipedia page

“No Place to Be Somebody” script

Clayton Riley’s review

Black Theatre Network

Black Theatre History podcast

2015 production by students at The Acting Studio

Charles Gordone: Finding His Place to Be Somebody by John Taylor, The Indiana History Blog

“A Place to Be Someone: Growing Up with Charles Gordone,” a memoir by his younger sister Shirley Gordon Jackson

Gordone’s New York Times obit

Reviews and feature articles for the 1987 production by The Matrix Theatre Company in Los Angeles

“From Nowhere To ‘No Place,” Gordone profile by Patricia Bosworth, The New York Times

“A Place to Be Somebody: The Charles Gordone Story,” 2016 musical based on Gordone’s life

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