Ayad Akhtar recently heard from a college student who thinks his Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Disgraced, is unfair to Muslims. This has happened a lot, as his sudden breakthrough projects have touched the raw nerve connecting Islam and America.
“It’s a very difficult moment,” Akhtar says. “I understand that people are confused.”… Read more
Behind-the-Scenes of Disgraced
Redmond’s father, Lawrence P. Redmond, was a top aide to Commerce Secretary Luther H. Hodges in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. The younger Redmond, who was born in 1958, has no distinct memories of the election cycle depicted in the play, when LBJ sought to push his landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 through Congress… Read more
Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie are pleased to announce An Evening with Ana Gasteyer, an exclusive celebration that includes the inaugural presentation of the Beth Newburger Schwartz Award, Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Mead Center for American Theater… Read more
Born for This – in rehearsal
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