Theatrical and Performance Writing
Hubba City, spiral-bound typescript, 1988, 83 pp.Ishmael Reed completed this play about the effects of the drug trade upon the citizens of "Hubba City," and it has had a number of well-received productions.
Playbill from the original production of Hubba City.Commissioned and performed by the Black Repertory Group on December 29, 1988 in Berkeley, California.
Hell Hath No Fury, typescript, [n.d.], 75 pp.This is an early typescript, with Ishmael Reed's corrections, of the play which was produced under the title of Mother Hubbard
Announcement for a staged reading of Mother Hubbard in San Francisco at the Julian Theatre in the early 1980s.
Personal Problems was the title of a soap opera conceived, written, and produced by Ishmael Reed in collaboration with Steve Cannon and others for radio and eventually for television in the late 1970s-1980s. The show provided a glimpse into African American life that was far different from that seen in such mainstream shows as The Jeffersons and The Cosby Show. The show represents a collaborative effort by African American writers, actors, and crew and Reed characterized the process as a people's forum in which all points of view, not just the view of one writer, were represented.
"The Making of Personal Problems," typescript and holograph drafts of the history of the series, written by Ishmael Reed, [n.d].
Personal Problems - Radio Episode 3, typescript, [n.d].
Announcement for a screening of Personal Problems, December 14, [n.y.], at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley.