Theater Talks: Tarell Alvin McCraney and Donja R. Love

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard

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We're excited to welcome playwrights Tarell Alvin McCraney, Oscar®-winning screenwriter of In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue on which the film Moonlight was based and a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Grant, and Donja R. Love who will join us for an evening exploring the impact of black queer voices in theater and the power of diverse narratives to propel humanity forward. McCraney's play CHOIR BOY will make its Broadway premiere at the Manhattan Theater Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre this winter. Donja R. Love is an Afro-Queer playwright, poet, and filmmaker from Philadelphia. He's the recipient of the 2018 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award, the 2017 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellow. Love’s Sugar in Our Wounds has a 2018 World Premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club's Stage II in June. Join us for this timely conversation. Moderating the conversation is Michael D. Dinwiddie, playwright and associate professor in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.

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