Pearl Cleage is an Atlanta-based writer whose work has won commercial acceptance and critical praise in several genres. An award-winning playwright whose Flyin' West was the most produced new play in the country in 1994, Pearl is also a best-selling author whose first novel, What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day, was an Oprah Book Club pick and spent nine weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Her subsequent novels have been consistent best sellers and perennial book club favorites.
Playwright Pearl Cleage discusses growing up in a politically active family, the challenges faced by actors and directors of color, and the need for truth in theatre.
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Playwright Pearl Cleage shares her ritual at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Alliance Theatre’s new theatre space on March 30, 2017.
Play recommendations from playwright Pearl Cleage for contextualizing the current anger felt by many Americans.
Commons Producer Christian Bishop documents Pearl Cleage's residency at the Alliance Theatre through a series of videos.
Pearl Cleage writes about color-conscious casting in productions of A Christmas Carol , and the importance of representation during the holidays and beyond.