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Ayad Akhtar

Aisle View: Ivy League Daughter Speaks Out

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.17.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

While The Who and the What does not displace Disgraced from its perch near the top of the most important new American plays of the decade, it suggests that Mr. Akhtar has plenty to say and knows how to say it.

And The Pulitzer For Drama Goes To...

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Ayad Akhtar's "Disgraced," a play about a successful Pakistani-American lawyer whose dinner party spins out of control amid a heated ...

Book Club: Ask Ayad Akhtar Your Questions

Posted 12.19.2012 | Books

We're both sad and excited to finish American Dervish this week as it also means we've completed the Huffington Post Book Club for 2012. This discussi...

HuffPost Book Club: American Dervish

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 12.12.2012 | Books

Welcome to the discussion page for American Dervish. Scroll down to meet the editors you'll be hearing from, and watch our video discussions, read blo...

Theater: Disgraced Tries to Provoke But Only Puzzles

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.17.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

t's when the playwright tries to push our buttons too readily that the show goes off the rails. It's easy to disguise a person's prejudice with social niceties and then reveal with coded words and increasingly brutal language the prejudice that simmers underneath.

From 'Daily Show' Comic To Serious Actor

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 10.23.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- It's an oft-used device in theater: The doomed dinner party, a gathering that starts out politely, with house gifts of wine or pastries an...

'Daily Show' Correspondent Goes Back To His Roots

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.26.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Aasif Mandvi, a regular correspondent for "The Daily Show," is going back to the stage. The comedian and actor will star in "Disgraced," ...