It bees dat way (a confrontational ritual) : play

Biographical and Historical Notes

Ed Bullins (1935- )

African American playwright Ed Bullins, who began writing plays as a political activist in the mid-1960s and was later the associate director of Harlem's New Lafayette Theatre, helped shape the revolutionary theater of black experience.


"Ed Bullins." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). (accessed November 2009).

Scope and Content Note

Mechanically reproduced typescript of Ed Bullins's play, It Bees Day Way (a Confrontational Ritual) .

The title page of this one act play bears the typed addresses of Ed Bullins and The New Lafayette Agency, both in Harlem, New York City. Page nine concludes with the typed note: "Ed Bullins, Harlem, Dec. 27, 1969." This play was published in Four Dynamite Plays by Morrow in 1972.