Ruined, the Off-Broadway play that examines the lives of Congolese women, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. I'm especially stoked: I know Lynn as well as most of the cast of the current Off-Broadway production. So I'm throwing up a toast for them and Ms. Nottage's beautifully written and provocative play. If you're in NYC or you're close [and yes, that means D.C., Boston, Philly], come out and support an amazing play written by a very talented African-American writer who has provided a rare opportunity for extremely talented African-American actors to do what they do best—make amazing art that places the complexity of black life front and center. It's a triumphant day!
Keith Josef Adkins is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and social commentator.