“AIN’T NOBODY DANCIN”
“Ain’t Nobody Dancin’” is a three act musical play depicting the struggles of Black couples as they try to cope with upward mobile careers and maintain an intimate caring relationship. The stress of the day to day work place is carried over to the home environment and therefore carried over into the social environment.
The play takes place in a nightclub. The characters are middle class, college educated, young Black professionals. They are having difficulty relating to each other because of mistrust, fear, and a lack of communication that has developed between the Black man and the Black woman.
The play resolves that the solution to the problems, conflicts and frustrations of today’s Black couple lies in a return to a spiritual base which was the base of the Black family before integration, before “Buppie-ism,” and before the ships of slavery. (Written 1990).