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How These Black Playwrights Are Challenging American Theater | The New York Times

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How These Black Playwrights Are Challenging American Theater | The New York Times

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Jackie Sibblies Drury, Jeremy O. Harris, Antoinette Nwandu, Jordan E. Cooper, African American Playwright, Black Playwright, African American Theater, Black Theater, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, KINDR'D Magazine, KINDR'D, Willoughby Avenue, WRIIT, TRYB,

Jackie Sibblies Drury, Jeremy O. Harris, Antoinette Nwandu and Jordan E. Cooper, on influences, gatekeepers and helping “the young black theater nerd find work that looks like them.”

 

—  MICHAEL PAULSON & NICOLE HERRINGTON, THE NEW YORK TIMES

They are the talk of the theater world: a generation of black playwrights whose fiercely political and formally inventive works are challenging audiences, critics and the culture at large to think about race, and racism, in new ways.

With a mix of fury and outrageous humor, their work conveys concerns that have long challenged this nation, including persistent inequities and the legacy of slavery. Yet they are specifically informed by both the political whiplash of the Obama to Trump transition and the deaths of African-American men and women in encounters with the police.

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Luther Hampton, African American, African American Artist, Black Art, Black Artists, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, KINDR'D Magazine, KINDR'D, Willoughby Avenue, WRIIT, TRYB,

 

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