Lynn Nottage on the Music and Images of Writing “Sweat”

We asked Lynn Nottage to share with us the playlist she made while writing the “Sweat” and the visual images she took on trips to Reading. We discuss how she used the music and images as part of her writing process, her opinions on the differences between journalism and playwriting, and how the creative process can get lost in the conversations surrounding political plays.

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An Interview with Young Jean Lee

Straight White Men, which marks Young Jean Lee’s Broadway debut, as well as the first time a play by an Asian woman has been produced on Broadway. Young Jean has been a staple of the downtown theatre community for years, with her own theatre company where she writes and directs. She has also, for whatever reason, been a slightly enigmatic figure. We speak with Young Jean about her process for writing Straight White Men, how she views the audience, ambition, and more.

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