The New York State Writers Institute has announced that Ayad Akhtar has been Named the New State Author, and Willie Perdomo the New State Poet 

The New York State Writers Institute has announced that Ayad Akhtar has been named the new State Author, and Willie Perdomo the new State Poet. Akhtar will receive the Edith Wharton Citation of Merit for Fiction and Perdomo will receive the Walt Whitman Citation of Merit for Poetry at a special ceremony to be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the University at Albany’s … Continue reading The New York State Writers Institute has announced that Ayad Akhtar has been Named the New State Author, and Willie Perdomo the New State Poet 

Watch: Turning the Page: LCT Artists Read Their Own Poetry and Prose Featuring David Adjmi, Ayad Akhtar, Sarah Ruhl, James Lapine, Jack O’Brien and Andrew Rannells 

Watch: Turning the Page: LCT Artists Read Their Own Poetry and Prose Featuring David Adjmi, Ayad Akhtar, Sarah Ruhl, James Lapine, Jack O’Brien and Andrew Rannells https://wp.me/p8ilTC-8uw Continue reading Watch: Turning the Page: LCT Artists Read Their Own Poetry and Prose Featuring David Adjmi, Ayad Akhtar, Sarah Ruhl, James Lapine, Jack O’Brien and Andrew Rannells 

Francis Jue (Larry) and Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren) in the world premiere of King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. Photo by Liz Lauren

Plays by Lauren Yee, Kirsten Childs, Dominique Morisseau, Ayad Akhtar and Lisa Loomer are Finalists for the 2018 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama

Plays by Lauren Yee, Kirsten Childs, Dominique Morisseau, Ayad Akhtar and Lisa Loomer are Finalists for the 2018 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Continue reading Plays by Lauren Yee, Kirsten Childs, Dominique Morisseau, Ayad Akhtar and Lisa Loomer are Finalists for the 2018 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama

Director Timothy Douglas with cast members Samip Raval, Rachel Leslie, Ivy Vahanian, Fajer Kaisi and Ariel Shafir. Photo courtesy of Timothy Douglas

Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer-Winning Drama DISGRACED Featuring Fajer Kaisi, Rachel Leslie, Ariel Shafir, Samip Raval and Ivy Vahanian Set to Tour Universities, High Schools in China, April 3-30

Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer-Winning Drama DISGRACED Featuring Fajer Kaisi, Rachel Leslie, Ariel Shafir, Samip Raval and Ivy Vahanian Set to Tour Universities, High Schools in China, April 3-30 Continue reading Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer-Winning Drama DISGRACED Featuring Fajer Kaisi, Rachel Leslie, Ariel Shafir, Samip Raval and Ivy Vahanian Set to Tour Universities, High Schools in China, April 3-30