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Andre Lyle Act: Skin and Bones
Date Permissions Signed
Date of Award
Department or Program Affiliation
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Guess, Carol, 1968-
Andre Lyle has never truly acknowledged his daughter’s queerness or liked her white girlfriend. After Rita Lyle is attacked by a white man in the early hours of Valentines’ Day while on a date, Andre is confronted with his issues concerning queerness and interracial love. The horrific secrets within his family and his past are suddenly brought to the surface, and Andre must make a choice in order to embrace his daughter’s identity, as well as his own life as a black man. A father. A husband. A brother. A son. A survivor. Told in five scenes, this is an act of trauma and triumph. Acceptance and healing.
race, queer, black, women, crime, mystery, trauma, play, hybrid, fiction
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Fathers and daughters--Drama; Lesbians, Black--Drama
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Blue, Janine, "Andre Lyle Act: Skin and Bones" (2020). WWU Graduate School Collection. 935.