New York, NY – The Center for Fiction, a 200-year-old literary nonprofit that has created an immersive home for readers and writers in downtown Brooklyn, and Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, will co-present Story/Teller Arts: Lynn Nottage on Mlima's Tale with Damon Tabor on September 29 at 7pm ET at The Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, and via livestream. Continuing Lynn Nottage’s tradition of crafting thought-provoking, socially conscious dramas, her play Mlima's Tale tells the story of an elephant struck down by poachers for his magnificent tusks. Nottage is joined by journalist Damon Tabor, whose work focuses on conflict, drug trafficking, black markets, and the environment, and whose article “The Ivory Highway” inspired Mlima’s Tale. This event represents the sixth collaboration between The Center and TCG, with past events featuring Jackie Sibblies Drury and Claudia Rankine; Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; Heidi Schreck and Paula Vogel; Sarah Ruhl and Matthew Aucoin; and Aleshea Harris and Nissy Aya.
“We’re thrilled to return to The Center for Fiction with this event after the inspiring conversation between Aleshea Harris and Nissy Aya,” said Teresa Eyring, executive director, TCG. “The Center for Fiction is an ideal partner to advance TCG’s conviction that plays are literature and worthy of the same resources, respect, and critical attention as any other form. We look forward to sharing the cross-sector conversation between Lynn Nottage and Damon Tabor with both in-person and online attendees.”
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