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Ayad Akhtar

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Ayad Akhtar’s Junk is a thought-provoking and superbly produced look into the economics of corruption. Read more

Theater

Ayad Akhtar has continued to polish the script of Junk. Working with Mark Clements, he’s just finished a newly updated version that will premiere in Milwaukee Jan. 16-Feb. 17. Read more

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The Milwaukee Repertory Theater continues its four-year cycle of plays by celebrated Brookfield native Ayad Akhtar with The Who and the What, a piece loosely based on William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Read more

Theater

A family comedy driven by complex characters and big subjects, The Who and the What is the third of Brookfield native Ayad Akhtar’s plays to be celebrated internationally in the last five years. Read more

A&E Feature

In Wisconsin Literary Luminaries: From Laura Ingalls Wilder to Ayad Akhtar, Jim Higgins acknowledges that others mining the Badger State for a similarly compact book on notable writers could have produced something entirely different. Higgi... Read more

Books

in Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, politics and religion—and how they define our identities—become unwelcome courses that upset and inevitably change the lives of the two couples sitting at the table. Read more

Theater

Ayad Akhtar’s wrenching tragedy Disgraced was the most-produced play last season in the American professional non-profit theater. This season it’s tied for second place. The Milwaukee Repertory Theater produces this powerful piece about the... Read more

A&E Feature

With its production of The Invisible Hand, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater begins a four-year relationship with leading American playwright Ayad Akhtar. Only Shakespeare had more productions in the United States last season than Akhtar whos... Read more

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