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American Theater: Writing for Change

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Young Jean Lee

Young Jean Lee. Photo by Gene Pittman; courtesy Walker Art Center.

Join some of today’s brightest playwrights who are saying something new about the American experience. Focussing on the migrant’s viewpoint — descendants of the Mayflowers and Amistads of history alike — they tap this moment’s national consciousness to make theater that is pumping with the music and language of the largest cross section of people to ever come together in one land. Jonathan Wilson, director of TimeLine’s ‘Master Harold’…and the Boys, moderates the discussion between Young Jean Lee, author of The Shipment; Tanya Saracho, adapter of Steppenwolf’s The House on Mango Street; Kristoffer Diaz, author of the off-Broadway bound The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety; and Tarrell Alvin McCraney, author of The Brother/Sister Plays. Recorded Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 6 pm.

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