D.C. Copeland's full-length dancical "Jitterbug!" won the Jaz Dorsey Fusion Award from the African American Playwrights Exchange (AAPEX) which is pretty cool considering this brother is white. Noted director, actress, teacher, and playwright Petronia Paley staged a reading at the prestigious National Black Theatre in Harlem and another at the Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) New Works Festival championing new musicals. That reading had dance numbers by Emmy-nominated choreographer Jeffrey Page. Performed at the Tada! Youth Theatre in NYC, it sold out and also received a standing-O. Now available as a book, it has free Educator Manuals based on the National Core Arts Standards in Dance, Theatre, Music (Composition and Ensemble strands), Literature, and Social Studies/History. You can learn more about Jitterbug! at www.jittrbug.net
"Victoria Parke" is a full-length, 7-character play about a retired actress living out a desperate life on the edge of poverty and senility who has taken it upon herself to become the director of a street theatre troupe made up of seniors who, like her, haven’t given up living. Yet.
Copeland is currently writing the libretto for "Fajardo: The Beat Goes On". It's based on the true story of a drug addicted kid from the Bronx with a rap sheet a mile long who grows up and revolutionizes ballroom dancing. Produced by Tully Creative.
"Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole" and its sequel "Nokosee & Stormy: Love and Bullets" have developed a YA following. Both are based on screenplays with teenage Tarzan and Jane heroes trying to save the world through an eco war in a contemporary setting: the Everglades. You can learn more about them at NewSeminole.com
You can find his screenplays at http://bit.ly/2pHSRdn
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Nokosee and Stormy: Love & Bullets
by DC Copeland
Published: July 22, 2017
Sequel to "Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole." It follows 18-year-old Stormy Jones as she returns to Nokosee, joins the New Seminoles (NS), marries Nokosee, and becomes embroiled in guerrilla warfare between the NS and Army Rangers deep in the Everglades.
Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole
by DC Copeland
"Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole" is Romeo and Juliet in the Everglades, a re-imagining of the Tarzan and Jane stories as contemporary teenagers. It's sequel is "Nokosee & Stormy: Love and Bullets."
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