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An Evening with Playwright Thomas Bradshaw

December 4, 2009 | CUNY Lecture Series, Graduate Center

In his breakthrough play “Prophet” (2005), Thomas Bradshaw captivated theatergoers with what The New York Times described as his “lacerating satire.” Since then, his politically incorrect plots and provocative themes have earned Bradshaw, an assistant professor of mass communications at Medgar Evers College, a devoted Off-Off-Broadway audience and a 2009 Guggenheim fellowship. In a conversation at the Graduate Center with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, member of the Soho Rep Writers/Directors Lab, Prof. Bradshaw discussed his latest drama, “The Bereavement,” and his vision of original productions. “I don’t go to the theater to see my everyday life mirrored back at me,” Bradshaw said. “That’s what psychological realism seeks to do, and I reject that idea.”
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