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May 22, 2022

I Interview Playwrights Part 1111: Nia Akilah Robinson

Nia Akilah Robinson

Hometown: Harlem, NYC.

Current Town: Harlem, NYC.

Q:  What are you working on now?

A:  A play surrounding Black History Month in a New Jersey High School.

Q:  Tell me, if you will, a story from your childhood that explains who you are as a writer or as a person.

A:  Dancing with my parents. I will never forget it. I have to keep up with them (even still).

Q:  If you could change one thing about theater, what would it be?

A:  Community events inspired by the show… While the show is in production?

Q:  Who are or were your theatrical heroes?

A:  Currently (as of May-2022) & for vastly different (specifically personal) reasons.

Keith David
Robbie McCauley
Beah Richards
Tanya Saracho
Kit Yan
David Henry Hwang
Lee Sunday Evans
Zainab Jah
My Parents

Q:  What kind of theater excites you?

A:   for us to fill out.
------- theater in which------we hope----____________ gets--------to experience------____________

Q:  What advice do you have for playwrights just starting out?

-there’s always something happening.

-if you can/ explore new landscapes.

-you are brave, new playwright.

Maybe (after research/ consideration) join a writer’s group (or ten)?!

Maybe (after research/ consideration) create a writer’s group (or ten)?!

Q:  Plugs, please:

A:  Please listen to my EST Youngblood podcast episode of Ebony & Nakeshia!

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