The Dean Richards Entertainment Podcast

Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Ayad Akhtar: “I wanted to write a contemporary tragedy”

September 21, 201519 min
Playwright Ayad Akhtar talks to Dean Richards about his latest play, Disgraced. The play deals with difficult topics such as the prevalence of xenophobia and Islamophobia in the United States. Then, Disgraced cast members Bernie White and Nisi Sturgis act out the first scene of the play. Disgraced opens Monday, 9/21 at the Goodman Theater.

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