Edited by Farhan Sumbul
A play written by Ayad Akhtar, “Disgraced” has won the Pulitzer 2013 prize for Drama. The play runs around the themes of racism, Islamophobia, sexism and apostasy as reported by The Guardian.
The play was presented at Chicago’s American Theatre in January 2012 and later was moved to the Lincoln Centre in New York. Akhtar described his success as “It’s tough to put it into words. What an honour and privilege it is to receive to win this award. I’m humbled, and I’m also so eager to be here in London on the eve of rehearsals beginning for the new production at the Bush theatre in May. I think I might be dreaming.”
The drama Pulitzer is considered to be the world’s highest prestigious new writing award and is awarded by Columbia University which seeks to honor “a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life”.
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