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A New Wave of Black Women Playwrights Is Reinventing the Genre

Their work is, quite literally, changing the face of American theater

Dominique Morisseau attends the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 09, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Sean Zanni / Patrick McMullan /Getty Images

TThe art of theater dates back millennia and there is no denying who its original titans were. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides — the trio known as the Greek tragedians — were all reverers of Dionysus, an ancient god of theater, wine, and…

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