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

  Photo: Emilio Madrid (Golden Theatre) 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 […]

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

Graphic: G/O Media, Photo: Getty Images/Facebook/Well-Read Black Girl 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 […]

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‘It Should Cost You Something’: As It Debuts on Broadway, Playwright Jeremy O. Harris Sets the Record Straight on Slave Play

Jeremy O. Harris (center) in the first rehearsal for Slave Play on BroadwayPhoto: SLAVE PLAY on Broadway Black art rarely emerges without controversy. Our creations are inherently political, specifically because this country never intended them to exist in the first place. In fact, 400 years after the start of the transatlantic slave trade our trauma […]

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

Jeremy O. Harris (center) in the first rehearsal for Slave Play on BroadwayPhoto: SLAVE PLAY on Broadway Black art rarely emerges without controversy. Our creations are inherently political, specifically because this country never intended them to exist in the first place. In fact, 400 years after the start of the transatlantic slave trade our trauma […]

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