#LookHarder Part 2

Looking harder for more diverse theater, Part 2

On this podcast, Lindsay, Maxamoo’s founder, Nicole from Mildly Bitter’s Musings, and Mike Lew, a playwright and co-director of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, discuss upcoming productions penned by playwrights of color.

We had so much to say we split this episode in half. This is the second of two parts; for the first part click here.

Enjoy the show and be sure to check out the fundraiser Ma-Yi Theater is hosting on February 17, 2014 at Playwrights Horizons to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines. Click here for more information about the fundraiser.

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People and shows discussed:

I call my brothersJonas Hassen KhemiriJonas Hassen Khemiri

I Call My Brothers

The Play Company



The Loneliness the Long Distance RunnerRoy WilliamsRoy Williams

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Atlantic Theater Company



Appropriate Branden Jacobs-JenkinsBranden Jacobs-Jenkins


Signature Theatre



Lark Play Development CenterDominique MorisseauDominique Morisseau

Skeleton Crew

Lark Theater



LCT3Ayad AkhtarAyad Akhtar

The Who & The What




Miss LeadMary Kathryn NagleMary Kathryn Nagle

Miss Lead




Ndebele FuneralZoey MartinsonZoey Martinson

Ndebele Funeral

Square Peg/Round Hole



Productions Outside New York City

PinkolandiaAndrea ThomeAndrea Thome


Two River Theater, Red Bank, NJ

16th Street Theater, Chicago, IL


BuzzerTracey Scott WilsonTracey Scott Wilson


Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL



A Nice Indian BoyIn Love and WarcraftMadhuri ShekarMadhuri Shekar

A Nice Indian Boy

East West Players, Los Angeles, CA

In Love and Warcraft

Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA

Different Words for the Same ThingBrownsville SongKimber Lee Kimber Lee

Different Words for the Same Thing

Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, CA

Brownsville Song (B-Side for Tray)

Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY

The Gospel of LovingkindnessBlack OdysseyThe House That Will Not StandMarcus GardleyMarcus Gardley

The Gospel of Lovingkindness

Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, IL

black odyssey

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver, CO

The House That Will Not Stand

Berkley Rep, Berkley, CA & Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT