Joshua Young is a proud member of The Public Theater’s 2018-2019 Emerging Writers Group. His plays include Lime-A-Rita Racist (The Public Theater’s 2019 Spotlight Reading Series) and Red Room on a Dark Web (Primary Stages ESPA Drills 2019 Reading Series) and his writing has recently been in The Flea’s Serials and The Tank’s 7×7. He’s the founder of The Playwriting Collective, a 501c3 dedicated to supporting artistic voices from lower economic backgrounds.
This February, Brooklyn Repertory Theater will present a fresh interpretation of Chekov’s Three Sisters, the third production of its inaugural season.
The Public Theaters Emerging Writers Group (EWG) is presently in its 7th cycle, and the 20182019 group members are Brittany K. Allen, Oscar A.L. Cabrera, Daniella De Jesús, Ryan J. Haddad, Diana Oh, Ife Olujobi, David Zheng, Obehi Janice, and myself.
Amina Henry writes plays that are big question marks. Plays that don’t have the answers but instead dig deep into the intricacies of human contradiction. She finds sustenance in the parts of humanity that are simultaneously vexing and enticing. There’s something valiant and audacious about the questions Amina asks in her work. And there’s something special about a playwright asking you to think something rather than telling you to think something.