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Houston: Interview with Jon-Marc McDonald
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At the National Conference in July, I met Jon Marc McDonald, a Texas native and graduate student at Columbia University pursuing an MFA in writing. His play, Relatively Conscious, premiered at the New York Theater Festival in February 2018. McDonald presented his paper, Relatively Conscious: The Enduring Rage of Baldwin and the Education of a White Southern Baptist Queer, at the James Baldwin Conference in Paris in May of 2016.

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William R. Duell

is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America, a professional member of PEN America, a board member of Wordsmyth Theater Co., which promotes new works by playwrights from around the world, and an advisory board member of Fade to Black, Houston's first and only national play festival to showcase new works by Black playwrights.