Funnyhouse of a Negro

Funnyhouse of a Negro

Funnyhouse of a Negro

Funnyhouse of a Negro


Funnyhouse of a Negro is a modern classic about the student Sarah, a young Black woman living in New York City, and her search for her identity in a complex, warring, and fractured world. This search is manifested in Sarah's many selves: Queen Victoria, the Duchess of Hapsburg, Patrice Lumumba, and Jesus Christ. Performed by colleges worldwide, Adrienne Kennedy's landmark play continues to resonate with each new generation.


  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes


  • Genre: Experimental
  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Cast Attributes: Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult


Adrienne Kennedy

Award-winning playwright, lecturer and author Adrienne Kennedy was born in Pittsburgh in 1931 and attended Ohio State University. Her plays include Funnyhouse of a Negro (Obie Award, Petit Odeon directed by Jean Marie Serreau), June and Jean in Concert (Obie Award), Sun (Comm ...

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