P&P Live!: Quiara Alegría Hudes — My Broken Language: A Memoir - in conversation with Lynn Nottage

Upcoming Event
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 8:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series and in partnership with Story District. 

A Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright tells her lyrical story of coming of age against the backdrop of an ailing Philadelphia barrio, with her sprawling Puerto Rican family as a collective muse. My Broken Language: A Memoir

Quiara Alegría Hudes is the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Water By the Spoonful and the author of the memoir, My Broken Language. With collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda she wrote the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights and the film adaptation hitting screens this June. Hailed for her work's exuberance, intellectual rigor, and rich imagination, her plays and musicals have been performed around the world. Hudes is a playwright in residence at Signature Theater in New York, and Profile Theatre in Portland, Oregon, has dedicated its 2017 season to producing her work. She recently founded a crowd-sourced testimonial project, Emancipated Stories, that seeks to put a personal face on mass incarceration by having inmates share one page of their life story with the world. She is a wife and mother of two, barrio feminist and native of West Philly, U.S.A.

Lynn Nottage is a playwright and a screenwriter, and the first woman in history to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. Her plays include Floyd’s, Sweat, Mlima's Tale, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Ruined, Intimate Apparel, Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Las Meninas, Mud, River, Stone, Por’knockers and POOF!. Musical librettos include The Secret Life of Bees and MJ (upcoming). She has also developed This is Reading, a performance installation in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ms. Nottage is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship, among other awards, and is an Associate Professor at Columbia University School of the Arts.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Offsite
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$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590047
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Published: One World - April 6th, 2021

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