Jeremy O. Harris and Amauta Marston-Firmino

We are  excited to host Jeremy O. Harris in conversation with Amauta Marston-Firmino, both YSD ’19 and the playwright and dramaturg of Slave Play. They will have a brief discussion on Jeremy’s essay for the Guardian on the impact of the pandemic on the American theater industry and culture, followed by ample time for questions and dialogue with our group. We invite you to take a few minutes to read Jeremy’s article before our meeting.

Jeremy O. Harris: Full-length plays includeSlave Play (Broadway, New York Theatre Workshop, NYT Critics Pick, Winner of the 2018 Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, and The Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences), “DADDY” (Vineyard Theatre/The New Group, Almeida Theatre), Black Exhibition (Bushwick Starr), Xander Xyst, Dragon: 1, and WATER SPORTS; or insignificant white boys (published by 53rd State Press). His work has been presented or developed by Pieterspace, JACK, Ars Nova, The New Group, NYTW, Performance Space New York and Playwrights Horizons. In 2018, Jeremy co-wrote A24’s upcoming film Zola with director Janicza Bravo. He is the 11th recipient of the Vineyard Theatre’s Paula Vogel Playwrighting Award, a 2016 MacDowell Colony Fellow, an Orchard Project Greenhouse artist, a resident playwright with Colt Coeur, and is under commission from Lincoln Center Theater and Playwrights Horizons. Jeremy is a graduate of the Yale MFA Playwrighting Program

Jeremy is currently developing a pilot with A24 for HBO.

Amauta Marston-Firmino is a writer and dramaturg who works in film, television, and theater. He was the dramaturg for Slave Play and received his MFA in dramaturgy from Yale School of Drama.