School of black playwrights bring stories to Broadway

24 Mar

School of black playwrights bring stories to Broadwayaugust wilson23

From the Columbia Daily Tribune:

“The theater world has long been considered one of the most elite — and least diverse — in American culture.

Over the years, there have been occasional black playwriting successes. Lorraine Hansberry was the first black female writer to have a show — the classic “A Raisin in the Sun,” produced on Broadway — and it recently returned to Broadway, 55 years after its debut, with Denzel Washington now as the star. August Wilson became the first black playwright to win a Tony Award for best play in 1987.”

 

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