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Author Archives: Ryan Nickerson

In America’s 2019 cultural landscape, black playwrights often get overlooked by both the black and white community. Plays are just simply not as accessible for young black Americans as they are for affluent white Americans. The money that black teenagers could spend on going to a theater production is often left for more commonly accepted storytelling mediums, like film and music. When it comes to seeing theater on Broadway, the theater industry often relies on celebrities and nontraditional casting to target Black audiences.