Critical Resources

Some of the most insightful discussions about my process and the content of my performance works are contained in the publications below.
– Djola Branner

Blacktino Queer PerformanceBlacktino Queer Performance
E. Patrick Johnson & Ramón H. Rivera-Servera
Duke University Press, 2016

Theatrical Jazz: Performance , Áse & the Power of the Present Moment
Omi Osun Joni L. Jones
Ohio Stage University Press, 2015

The Color of Theater: Race, Culture and Contemporary Performance
edited by Roberta Uno & Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns
Continuum Studies in Drama, 2005

A History of African American Theater
by Errol G. Hill & James V. Hatch
Cambridge University Press, 2003

African American Performance and Theater History: A Critical ReaderBranner_website_2
edited by Harry J. Elam & David Krasner
Oxford University Press, 2001

The Performer’s Guide to the Collaborative Process
by Sheila Kerrigan Heinemann, 2001

Recognizing Ourselves: Ceremonies of Lesbian and Gay Commitment
by Ellen Lewin
Columbia University Press, 1998

Acts of Intervention: Performance, Gay Culture and AIDS
by David Roman
Indiana University Press, 1998

Laughing in the Dark: A Decade of Subversive Comedy
by Laurie Stone
Ecco Press, 1997

Critical Essays: Gay and Lesbian Writers of Color
edited by Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
Harrington Park Press, 1994