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Stagecraft: Zora Howard, Playwright of “Stew”

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway.

Guest: Zora Howard, Playwright of “Stew”

ZORA HOWARD (Playwright) is a Harlem-bred writer and performer. Plays include STEW, AtGN, BUST, and In Good Faith. Her work has been developed by Page 73 Productions, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Pipeline Theatre Company, Yale University, and Collaborative Artists Bloc, among others. As a performer, she has appeared on HBO, TV One, PBS, and NBC. In 2019, her feature film Premature, which she co-wrote and starred in, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released by IFC Films in early 2020. She is a member of the 2019 Interstate 73 Writers Group and Pipeline PlayLab. She holds a BA from Yale University and an MFA from UCSD.

STEW
BY ZORA HOWARD
DIRECTED BY COLETTE ROBERT

JANUARY 20 — FEBRUARY 22, 2020 AT WALKERSPACE
Mama is up early to prepare an important meal, and even with her family on hand to help, time is running short. Tensions simmer with three generations of Tucker women under one roof, but things come to a boil as the violence hovering around the periphery of their lives begins to intrude upon the sanctity of Mama’s kitchen.


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