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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Jocelyn Bioh on the Once On This Island Film Adaptation and Colorism by Ayanna Prescod For Broadway Direct

A global pandemic forced playwright Jocelyn Bioh to put a pause on the world premiere of her new play Nollywood Dreams in the middle of rehearsals. The subsequent rise of COVID-19 cases in N…

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Young Jean Lee on the Stories She Wants to Tell and Broadway Dreams by Ayanna Prescod For Broadway Direct

Ahead of the tumultuous 2020 Presidential election, Broadway’s first Asian-American playwright Young Jean Lee, rallied Asian-Americans to help her with a special and most important project…

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Lynn Nottage on Finding Inspiration and the Future of Theater by Ayanna Prescod For Broadway Direct

Lynn Nottage is optimistic about theater and what it will look like post-pandemic. The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright interviewed with me two days before the Broadway League anno…

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

How Broadway Connects the Arts and Activism by Ayanna Prescod For Broadway Direct

From the gravity of economic injustices to the anguish of race relations, Broadway has sought to provoke important conversations. Playwrights aware of pressing current events and major socie…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

#WhileWeBreathe Producers on Purposeful Storytelling Amidst Racial Tensions by Ayanna Prescod For Broadway Direct

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, theater makers are moving swiftly to address police brutality and systematic racism. Brian Moreland (Blue) and Arvind Ethan David (Jagged Little Pill…

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