Wednesday, October 25—For more than sixty years, in such works as Funnyhouse of a Negro and Ohio State Murders, Adrienne Kennedy has bewitched audiences with plays that transform stages into dreamscapes, actors into ghosts, and personal history into myth. One of only five living writers in the Library of America series, Kennedy “never [takes] a straight path from one event to another if a more beautiful route is available,” says actor Natalie Portman.
Join Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Margo Jefferson, Obie-winning playwright and screenwriter Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and Yale professor Marc Robinson, editor of the new Library of America edition of Kennedy’s collected writings, for a conversation about one of the American theater’s most haunting and irreducible voices.
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We thank our promotional partners: the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics & Writers, the Dramatists Guild of America, and the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research.