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Young Playwright's Works Explore Race, Identity in America

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins uses the stage to get audiences thinking and talking about identity in America. Over the past five years, the 30-year-old playwright has established himself in the profession with a trilogy of highly provocative and fantastical explorations of race. In Neighbors, a family of minstrels in black-face moves in next-door to a contemporary mixed race family. In Appropriate, a white family discovers their dead father belonged to the racist Ku Klux Klan. And An Octoroon,...

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