What a Difference a Few Years Make

Akhtar provides no easy answers in Disgraced, but raises provocative questions and issues that deserve attention, and cannot be resolved by changing immigration policies, requiring special identification, or building walls.

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Disgraced - McCarter Theatre Center

Disgraced

by Ayad Akhtar Director: Marcela Lorca Scenic Designer: James Youmans Costume Designer: Ana Kuzmanic Lighting Designer: Rui Rita Composer: Sanford Moore Sound Designer: Scott W. Edwards Dramaturg: Carla Steen Voice & Text: Elisa Carlson Fight Director: Annie Enneking Stage Manager: Samantha Flint Cast: Abe: Adit Dileep Isaac: Kevin Isola Emily: Caroline Kaplan Amir: Maboud Ebrahimzadeh Jory: Austene Van

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Disgraced

by Ayad Akhtar Director: Marcela Lorca Scenic Designer: James Youmans Costume Designer: Ana Kuzmanic Lighting Designer: Rui Rita Composer: Sanford Moore Sound Designer: Scott W. Edwards Dramaturg: Carla Steen Voice & Text: Elisa Carlson Fight Director: Annie Enneking Stage Manager: Jason Clusman Assistant Stage Manager: Justin Hossle Assistant Director: Sun Mee Chomet Cast: Abe: Adit Dileep Isaac: Kevin Isola […]

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‘Disgraced’ might be the year’s most essential play

Written by Pakistani-American playwright Ayad Akhtar, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for drama, “Disgraced” is a scorcher, an uncompromising look at racism, Islamophobia and American identity. We’ve never heard a Guthrie audience gasp as often as they did on opening night. This might be the year’s most essential play, one everyone should see, especially everyone who’s white.

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