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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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