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Tell Me More | Episode 54: Ashley Lee on Black playwrights’ experience with racism

On today’s episode of “Tell Me More,” Matt speaks with Los Angeles Time entertainment reporter Ashley Lee. They talk about her recent article “40 Black playwrights on the theater industry’s insidious racism” in which 40 Black playwrights openly and candidly discuss their personal experiences with various forms of racism working in the American Theatre.

Matt and Ashley talk about the impetus for the article, the process that she went through to convince these artists to share their painful experiences, and what their hopes are for the future of the theatre industry in confronting its racist past and present. 

Contact Ashley:
Twitter:
@cashleelee 

Read: “40 Black playwrights on the theater industry’s insidious racism”

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-10-14/40-black-playwrights-theater-racism

Contact Matt:
[email protected]
Twitter: @BWWMatt
Instagram: @BWWMatt

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