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Friday, October 20, 2023

‘People go, ‘queer, Black’, they don’t go deeper’: Tarell Alvin McCraney on his enduring play Choir Boy by Jason Okundaye

The Oscar-winning co-writer of Moonlight is known for works on queerness and race. He thought his 2012 drama was a historical cautionary tale, but a new production has him musing on its cont…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:33PM
Friday, March 24, 2023

‘If we’re in the building, you’ll know about it’: For Black Boys, the dynamic, daring play wowing the West End by Jason Okundaye

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy drove audiences wild when it premiered in 2019, and is now set for an even bigger stage. Creator and cast discuss stayi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:02PM
Monday, May 16, 2022

Revenge is sweet: the music, TV and theatre about getting your own back by Jason Okundaye, Jessica Kiang, Miriam Gillinson, Hugh Morris and Sam Jordison

From Shakespeare’s dithering Dane to Desperate Housewives’ steely-eyed Bree, our critics serve up the coldest revenge dishes In Desperate Housewives, when her gay son, Andrew, sleeps wit…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:54AM
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Jeremy O Harris: ‘I’m starting to learn how to use my privilege’ by Jason Okundaye

The thirtysomething American playwright on confronting audiences, drawing on past traumas, and why he’s putting an infinity pool on stage There are few people present in the Almeida theatr…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:36AM
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Rikki Beadle-Blair: the brilliant stage and screen writer who should be a household name by Jason Okundaye

He has brought Black, gay and working-class experiences to a massive audience – as writer and director of countless plays and films, and creator of the pioneering TV show Metrosexuality Ri…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:03AM

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