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Jeremy O. Harris Announces Plan To Pull ‘Slave Play’ L.A. Run Over Scarcity Of Female Playwrights

Jeremy O. Harris Announces Plan To Pull ‘Slave Play’ L.A. Run Over Scarcity Of Female Playwrights

Updated with Ctg response: Playwright Jeremy O. Harris said Tuesday that he intends to pull his Tony-nominated Slave Play from the upcoming lineup at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles due to the theater company’s dearth of scheduled productions by female playwrights – a scarcity acknowledged by the management of Center Theatre Group, which operates the Taper.

In a tweet that reproduced an email sent to executives of L.A.’s Center Theatre Group, Harris wrote, “As a playwright who holds dear the principles of both inclusion it was a shock to realize that this season was programmed with only 1 woman across all theatres. As an Angeleno and a lover of theatre I think Los Angeles audiences deserve an equitable showing of the playwrights working in the US right now.

“I’ve spoken to my team,” he continues, “and would like to begin the process of removing slave play

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