The Library is honored to present Ayad Akhtar (Brown alum ’93) as the speaker for the 10th Annual Don Wilmeth Endowed Lectureship in American Theatre.
The lecture will be on Monday, December 9 at 7 p.m. in the Martinos Auditorium of the Granoff Center.
Ayad Akhtar is an author, playwright, and screenwriter. His book American Dervish was voted one of the Best Books of the Year (2012) by numerous publications. His play Disgraced won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Akhtar is a graduate of Brown and Columbia Universities with degrees in Theater and Film Directing. He was born in New York City and raised in Milwaukee.
The Don Wilmeth Endowed Lectureship was established in honor of Professor Don Wilmeth and his monumental contribution to the study of theatre at Brown. The lectureship supports an annual lecture series on American theatre. Past visiting lecturers have included Laurence Maslon (2005), Jim Steinmeyer (2007), Christopher Bigsby (2008), Laura Linney (2008), Lynn Nottage (2010), and Bill Irwin (2011).
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