Pultizer-winning, Tony-nominated playwright, AYAD AKHTAR’s work is a hot knife through butter. In “The Who and the What,” he gets to the deepest questions about identity as a Pakistani father and his two American-born daughters grapple with an inter-generational culture clash over the power that stories wield and who controls how they are told.
Directed by dianne k webb
with Deeba Ashraf, Karthik Chander, Hanin Alllahalih & James Monaghan
Andraes Hunt, narrator
The reading includes a post-show talk-back with the playwright, director and cast.
The reading will have ASL interpreters for our deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members.
We are thrilled with the lineup of NITC's first ever Intercultural Play Reading Series. Over one weekend of staged readings with post-show talk-backs, we present to you Pulitzer Prize-winning, Tony-nominated AYAD AKHTAR; the poignant, timely and haunting award-winning work of AISHAH RAHMAN, and introduce playwright and Houston native, RHETT MARTINEZ.
Friday May 13, 8 pm - The Mojo and the Sayso by Aishah Rahman
Saturday May 14, 4 pm - Three on a Match by Rhett Martinez
Saturday May 14, 8 pm - The Who and The What by Ayad Akhtar