Ayad Akhtar

2017: Muslims in America: A Playwright’s
Compendium of Characters

No playwright has challenged our perceptions of Muslims in America as boldly, and with such a dramatic vigor, as has AYAD AKHTAR, who won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for DISGRACED, the most produced play of the 2015-2016 season. Join Akhtar for an exciting evening of theater as characters from three of his recent plays grapple with themselves and with each other, and with the very idea of character. In this hour, Akhtar will stage monologues from his plays DISGRACED and THE INVISIBLE HAND, followed by a scene from THE WHO & THE WHAT, all framed by the playwright’s narration and reflections on his craft and themes. He is joined on stage by two actors steeped in his work, RAJESH BOSE and NADINE MALOUF.

Read more about Ayad Akhtar HERE.

Photo credit: Nils Ribi