LCT: Junk, Disgraced (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony nomination; Broadway and LCT3), The Who & The What (LCT3). Other plays include The Invisible Hand (Obie Award; Oliver, Evening Standard noms.). As a novelist, he is the author of American Dervish (Little, Brown & Co.), published in over 20 lan- guages. Recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and fellowships from MacDowell, Djerassi, the Sundance Institute, Ucross and Yaddo, where he serves as a Board Director. Board Trustee at PEN/America and New York Theatre Workshop.
As a follow-up to a New York Times article, I asked Ayad Akhtar what JUNK's central plot element might look like in 2018.
Listen to a conversation with Ayad Akhtar and Doug Hughes, author and director of JUNK.
I couldn’t help asking Ayad Akhtar, the play’s author, whether an alternative title for his new play could be “Debt.”
THE WHO & THE WHAT author Ayad Akhtar and cast member Nadine Malouf talk about "the who and the what" of her character Zarina.
Author Ayad Akhtar and cast member Bernard White discuss "the who and the what" of his character Afzal.
THE WHO & THE WHAT author Ayad Akhtar and cast member Greg Keller discuss "the who and the what" of his character Eli.
Author Ayad Akhtar and cast member Tala Ashe discuss "the who and the what" of her character Mahwish.
Author Ayad Akhtar explains "the who and the what" of THE WHO & THE WHAT.
An interview with DISGRACED director Kimberly Senior and author Ayad Akhtar.
We hosted a live chat on the LCT3 Facebook page with DISGRACED author Ayad Akhtar. Thanks to our fans, we had a great conversation with the playwright and learned even more about the new play.