List of Plays

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Theatrical productions featuring Haiti.

The Black Jacobins

  • The Black Jacobins by C.L.R. James

Apparently pre-dates James' book of the same title (Also cited as Toussaint L'Ouverture) The play can be found in the The C.L.R. James Reader (Blackwell Readers) by C.L.R. James, Anna Grimshaw, 1992. ISBN 0631184953

For The Love of Freedom

  • For The Love of Freedom by Levy Lee Simon

Trilogy of plays about the Haitian Revolution.

NPR's The Tavis Smiley Show aired a segment about the trilogy on November 26, 2004. You can listen here.

The Ghosts of Haiti

  • The Ghosts of Haiti: The Untold Story of Toussaint L'Ouverture, by Garry Moore

This play was performed Friday and Saturday, October 29 & 30, 2004, at the Apollo Fine Arts and Entertainment Centre in Peoria, IL.

The Haitian Trilogy: Plays: Henri Christophe, Drums and Colours, and The Haytian Earth

  • The Haitian Trilogy: Plays: Henri Christophe, Drums and Colours, and The Haytian Earth, by Derek Walcott

Three history plays. ISBN 0374528136
The Haitian Earth was performed recently at the University of the West Indies' Haitian Bicentenary Conference. A review of that performance can be found here.

How Papa Noël Forgot Haiti

The Lion in Captivity

Cast includes Toussaint Louverture; Mars Plaisir, Louverture's servant. "Jeannin: late 20s-30s, secretary of the fortress; General Caffarelli: Bonaparte's envoy; Prefect; Prefect's Wife. ...Baille: commandant of Fort de Joux; Dormoy Jacobin: agent."

Monsieur, Toussaint: a Play.'

  • Monsieur, Toussaint: a Play. by Edouard Glissant; Joseph Foster; Barbara Franklin ISBN 0894101293

Toussaint Louverture, Poème Dramatique

  • Toussaint Louverture, Poème Dramatique by Alphonse de Lamartine

Note that Richard Gillespie, author of Papa Toussaint, wrote an apparently unpublished play before he wrote the book. (noted in this interview.)