Ayad Akhtar & Mark Robbins – The Body Politic

Tuesday, March 19, 2019–6:30 PM
Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice
320 East 43rd Street
Please enter via the 42nd Street entrance
New York, NY
United States
Conversations - 2019 - Ayad Akhtar

Ayad Akhtar’s play JUNK at Lincoln Center Theater in New York (photograph by T. Charles Erickson)

Please join us at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice in New York for a Conversations | Conversazioni event featuring the novelist and playwright Ayad Akhtar (2018 Resident) and Mark Robbins, president and CEO of the American Academy in Rome (1997 Fellow).

Akhtar’s debut novel American Dervish (2012) was widely praised, and his play Disgraced won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2013. His most recent dramatic effort, JUNK, ran for three months at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater and was honored with the 2018 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation is the 2018–19 season sponsor of Conversations/Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome.