Art in a Democracy
Selected Plays of Roadside Theater, Volume 1: The Appalachian History Plays, 1975–1989
Published by: New Village Press
256 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 mm, 12 b/w illustrations
- ISBN: 9781613321904
- Published: October 2022
Seminal plays and essays reveal the radical origins and approach of Appalachia’s Roadside Theater
This two-volume anthology tells the story of Roadside Theater’s first 45 years and includes nine award-winning original play scripts; ten essays by authors from different disciplines and generations, which explore the plays’ social, economic, and political circumstances; and a critical recounting of the theater’s history from 1975 through 2020. The plays in Volume 1 offer a people’s history of the Appalachian coalfields, from the European incursion through the American War in Vietnam.