Ayad Akhtar

Ayad Akhtar appears in the following:

When Debt Became King

Friday, November 03, 2017

In his new play, "Junk," Pulitzer Prize-winner author Ayad Ahktar explores the moment in the 1980s when finance and debt came to define capitalism and our way of life.

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Video Webcast: Ayad Akhtar, Rozina Ali and Haroon Moghul Talk Being Muslim in America

Monday, February 29, 2016

Mon, Feb 29, watch a live video stream of our conversation on Muslim identity, faith and culture in America and abroad. WNYC's Arun Venugopal hosts.


Tracing Muslim Identity on New York's Biggest Stages

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar on moving 'Disgraced' from Lincoln Center to Broadway, in discussion with Aasif Mandvi

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An American Stockbroker Confronts Horrors in Pakistan in Ayad Akhtar’s New Play

Monday, December 08, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar discusses his new play "The Invisible Hand," about an American stock broker, into a world of kidnapping and torture in Pakistan. 

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Disgraced: A Play About Faith, Family, and the Politics of Both

Friday, October 17, 2014

Opening next week is "Disgraced," a new Broadway play that centers on two couples grappling over issues of faith, family and the politics of both.

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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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