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Ayad Akhtar

Ayad Akhtar appears in the following:

The Greene Space

Inside Look: Disgraced

Thursday, September 18, 2014

7:00 PM

Thurs, Sept. 18 | Join host Leonard Lopate to get an inside look at the Pulitzer-winning play with playwright Ayad Akhtar and actors Josh Radnor, Karen Pittman, and Hari Dhillon.

Watch: Ayad Akhtar on Bringing His Pulitzer-Winning Play to Broadway

Friday, September 12, 2014

The playwright talks about the process of writing "Disgraced" and its upcoming Broadway premiere. 

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A New Play on Family, Politics, and Writing a Novel as a Pakistani-American Woman

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"The Who & the What," a new play about a Pakistani-American writer whose new novel threatens to tear her family apart.

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Join the Leonard Lopate Book Club - July's Book: American Dervish

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ayad Akhtar’s novel American Dervish is our pick for the July Leonard Lopate Show Book Club! It’s a coming-of-age novel about Muslims in America that follows a young man named Hayat who has a romantic and spiritual awakening as he’s growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ayad Akhtar won the Pulitzer Prize this year for his play “Disgraced,” and American Dervish is his debut novel. We hope you've been reading the book along with us. Leave your comments and questions!

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"Disgraced" at Lincoln Center

Friday, November 16, 2012

Playwright Ayad Akhtar talks about the play “Disgraced,” along with actor Aasif Mandvi, who plays the lead role. The play tells is the story of a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. When he and his wife Emily, a white artist influenced by Islamic paintings, host a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging. “Disgraced” is playing at Lincoln Center Theater and has been extended through December 23.

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