New York, NY 10025
Two acclaimed, genre-breaking Black playwrights join forces for a compelling conversation about how theater can address traumatic issues like slavery and rape, or tackle troubling stories within American culture, like the history of racial stereotyping in the entertainment industry and the struggles of working-class people. Jeremy O. Harris (Slave Play, Daddy, and Black Exhibition) and Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined, and Intimate Apparel) share the risks they take—with their stories and their audiences—to stage searing truths about Black lives and American society past and present. Join them for a riveting discussion about where, how, and why they make theater and the importance of inclusion within the art form, for playwrights and audience members alike.
This event will take place at the Peter J. Sharp Theatre.
This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please stay tuned for updates about future PEN World Voices Festival programming.