Award-winning playwright and actor Dael Orlandersmith discusses her process and the various influences behind her work with DG Executive Director of Creative Affairs Gary Garrison.
Originally recorded in 2008
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Dael Orlandersmith was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and Drama Desk Award nominee for Outstanding Play and Outstanding Actress in a Play for Yellowman. Ms. Orlandersmith is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, The Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2005 PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award for a playwright in mid-career. She is the recipient of a Lucille Lortel Foundation Playwrights Fellowship and an Obie Award for Beauty’s Daughter. Orlandersmith won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for The Gimmick in 1999.
Works Include: Liar, Liar (1994); Beauty's Daughter (1995); Monster (1996); The Gimmick (1999); Yellowman (2002); Raw Boys (2005); Stoop Stories (2008); Bones (2010); Horsedreams (2011); Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men (2012).
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