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We Talk with Kirsten Greenidge about BALTIMORE, Her Black Lives Matter-Inspired Play
In Kirsten Greenidge's new play Baltimore, a racially-charged incident divides students on a college campus, and reluctant resident advisor Shelby must decide if she will enter the fray. We spoke with the playwright about the inspiration behind the play, the Big Ten Theatre Consortium, and her advice for aspiring writers.

What was the inspiration behind Baltimore? Why this play now?

When Alan MacVey, the Chair of the Theatre Department at the University of Iowa, approached me about the Big Ten commission, we talked about what the ...
We chat with Naomi Iizuka about her new play, “Good Kids”
Set at a Midwestern high school, in a world of social media ubiquity, Good Kids explores a casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public aftermath. It is the first work of the Big Ten Theatre Consortium New Play Initiative dedicated to commissioning female playwrights. We talk with playwright Naomi Iizuka about tackling a subject like sexual assault, choosing a title, and her advice for aspiring playwrights.

What was the inspiration behind Good Kids?

Like many people, I had been ...

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