the 2007 Pearl Cleage season

Pearl Cleage
Pearl Cleage is an Atlanta-based writer whose works include three novels, What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day (Avon Books, 1997), I Wish I Had A Red Dress (Morrow/Avon, 2001), and Some Things I Never Thought I’d Do, (Ballantine/One World, August, 2003); a dozen plays, including Flyin’ West, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Hospice and Bourbon at the Border; two books of essays, Mad at Miles: A Blackwoman’s Guide to Truth and Deals With the Devil and Other Reasons to Riot; and a book of short fiction, The Brass Bed and Other Stories (Third World Press). She is also a performance artist, collaborating frequently with her husband, Zaron W. Burnett, Jr., under the title Live at Club Zebra. The two have performed sold out shows at both the National Black Theatre Festival (music plays on the link) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and The National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.
She is a frequent contributor to anthologies and has been featured recently in Proverbs for the People, Contemporary African American Fiction, edited by Tracy Price-Thompson and TaRessa Stovall and in Mending the World, Stories of Family by Contemporary Black Writers, edited by Rosemarie Robotham.
She is a Contributing Writer to ESSENCE Magazine (video/audio plays on link), and in 1998, her novel, What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day was an Oprah’s Book Club pick and spent nine weeks on The New York Times bestseller list.

Our 2007 season includes Blues for an Alabama Sky, Hospice, Late Bus to Mecca, and Bourbon at the Border.


One Response

  1. Ms. Cleage. Hello. I am writing to extend you an invitation to the performance of your piece “Flyin West. opening night is Oct. 24th at Live Arts Theatre in Charlottesville, Va. at 8pm. I do hope you will honor us with your presence. I feel that this is going to be an amazing production and that you should witness the impact your writing is going to have on this white conservative community. I have been cast as Sophie and the role is already conforming my spirit, my mind. Your presence, who you are, would just complete the importance of what those involved are doing. I’ll be writing to you incessantly, until the show’s run is over.
    With love and respect,
    J. Carrie Stuart

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