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Mar 04, 2020.

Slave Play Writer Jeremy O. Harris' Overall HBO Deal Includes a Fund Built to Support the Theater Community

Slave Play Writer Jeremy O. Harris' Overall HBO Deal Includes a Fund Built to Support the Theater Community

Jeremy O. Harris has signed a two-year overall deal with HBO. As part of the deal, the Slave Play playwright will be developing an untitled pilot along with continuing his co-producer role for Euphoria, the premium cable series starring

Zendaya .

Deadline reports:

The HBO announcement said that Harris’ untitled pilot will be based on his Yale Drama graduate thesis. Though the subject matter...

Feb 01, 2020. 5 comments

Jeremy O. Harris and Naomi Campbell to Be Honored With 2020 Human Rights Campaign Awards

Jeremy O. Harris and Naomi Campbell to Be Honored With 2020 Human Rights Campaign Awards

The fight for equality is ongoing, but the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)—the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization—continues to honor those doing the work. Ahead of its 19th Annual HRC Greater New York Gala on Saturday, Feb. 1, the advocacy organization has announced it will be awarding one of two 2020 HRC Equality Awards to Slave Play...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Oct 09, 2019. 9 comments

Are We Ready to Have a Constructive Conversation About Slave Play? (Because We Saw It for Ourselves, and Have Thoughts)

Are We Ready to Have a Constructive Conversation About Slave Play? (Because We Saw It for Ourselves, and Have Thoughts)

 

In the months since Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play upended the theater world (and many of our moral and historical sensibilities), moving from a sold-out run at the New York Theatre Workshop to Broadway, much has been written about its controversial narrative—some factual, some distinctly disingenuous (and

some from the playwright himself ). In fact, by the time we saw it on the star-studded...

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Genetta M. Adams Genetta M. Adams Sep 23, 2019. 5 comments

Countdown to The Root 100: Who's No. 1? Here's a Preview of the Top Honorees in Entertainment, Arts and Sports

Countdown to The Root 100: Who's No. 1? Here's a Preview of the Top Honorees in Entertainment, Arts and Sports

A quick Google search reveals that gifts for 10-year anniversaries should be made of either tin or aluminum, a testament to the resilience and strength of a relationship.

So it is fitting that as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Root 100—our annual list of the most influential African Americans, age 25 to 45—we also remember the strength and resilience of all the men and women we’ve...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Sep 10, 2019. 14 comments

'It Should Cost You Something': Playwright Jeremy O. Harris Sets the Record Straight on Slave Play as It Debuts on Broadway

'It Should Cost You Something': Playwright Jeremy O. Harris Sets the Record Straight on Slave Play as It Debuts on Broadway

Black art rarely emerges without controversy. Our creations are inherently political, specifically because this country never intended for them to exist in the first place. In fact, 400 years after the start of the transatlantic slave trade, our trauma is still so present, many of us would prefer to distance ourselves from that history altogether.

Understandable, then, was the concern and...

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Karu F. Daniels Karu F. Daniels Jan 08, 2019. 19 comments

Rising Playwright Jeremy O. Harris Addresses Backlash Over Controversial Slave Play

Rising Playwright Jeremy O. Harris Addresses Backlash Over Controversial Slave Play

Much to the chagrin of the many detractors who were in an uproar about last month’s world premiere of Slave Play, the controversial drama’s creator is getting the last laugh.

It’s bittersweet, though.

Jeremy O. Harris found his critically acclaimed pet project at the center of a firestorm on the heels of opening at the venerable New York Theatre Workshop on Dec. 9. Upon the reviews of Slave...

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