Brenda Bell Brown

Repatriate Acquired Objects (full-length play)

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Homeless and indifferent, Abendego’s destiny is realized one chance meeting with three lost souls at a time. He becomes a catalyst for Black repatriation – minds freed, souls intact – in essence, what was lost is now found and makes its way back home.

About the Play:

Repatriate Acquired Objects was created as a one act play which won a Literary Arts Award presented by the Twin Cities Juneteenth Celebration Committee in 1996. At the 1997 Seventh Annual Black Writers Conference, the one act won the author the Douglas Turner Ward/Alice Childress Scriptwriting Award presented by Chicago State University’s Gwendolyn Brooks Center. Thanks to a Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Multicultural Collaboration Grant, the play was presented in a stylized reading during Saint Paul’s Penumbra Theatre Company 1999 Late Night Series. The full-length, three act version of the play was presented in the University of Louisville Theatre Department 5th Annual Juneteenth Festival of New Works hosted by their African American Theatre Program.