Museum of Human Achievement
"...Important topics like race, privilege, religion, etc., are frequently derailed by assumptions about who owns the conversation and through which lens we should be viewing the topic, until the original debate is no longer as important as our style of argument. With his 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced, now gracing the Austin Playhouse stage, playwright Ayad Akhtar perfectly frames his narrative to filter out such distractions, leaving us with a conversation so raw and powerful that we are forced to consider why we allow ourselves these distractions at all...."
"...Directed by: Joseph Castelo. Starring: Ayad Akhtar, Firdous Bamji, Nandana Sen, Sarita Choudhury, Charles Daniel Sandoval, Ajay Naidu, John Ventimiglia and Varun Sriram..."
"...AC: You also played Amir in Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced this season. How do you feel about the contrast in such an important character, in terms of theatrical racial discussion, and this character?..."
"...Drama: Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar..."
"...David Abrams (Fobbit) Hipolito Acosta (The Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico’s Deadly Crime Cartels) Bruce Aidells (The Great Meat Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Cook Today’s Meat) Ayad Akhtar (America Dervish) Katherine Applegate (The One and Only Ivan)** Gustavo Arellano (Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America) Jami Attenberg (The Middlesteins) Avi (Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution)** Paolo Bacigalupi (The Drowned Cities) Bob Balaban (The Creature From the Seventh Grade)** Rosecrans Baldwin (Paris I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down) Mac Barnett (The Case of the Mistaken Identity)** Annie Barrows (Ivy and Bean: No News Is Good News)** Steven Barthelme (Hush Hush: Stories) Lou Berney (Whiplash River: A Novel) Andrew Blackwell (Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places) Matt Bondurant (The Night Swimmer) Brain Quest (Brain Quest)** H.W..."