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Friday 24 March 2023

Dare to Dream featuring M.D. Schaffer

Playwright M. D. Schaffer Shares How their Dream of Writing and Premiering Drapetomania Became a Reality

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Friday 24 March 2023

No Dream Deferred presented Dare to Dream featuring M.D. Schaffer livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Friday 24 March 2023 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Playwright M. D. Schaffer sits down to share how their dream of writing and premiering Drapetomania became a reality.

M.D. Schaffer (they/they) is a queer, non-Binary, African American writer born in Houston, Texas and currently residing in New York City. Their previous works include F***in’ Howard Phillips with the JaYo Theatre Company, Hotel On Fremont at The Lewis Center for the Arts, and A Rodeo Clown with the Obsidian Theatre Festival. They received their BA in anthropology at Princeton University and their MFA in Musical Theatre Writing at New York University, Tisch. Their works examine the relation between Americana historical romanticism and American contemporary reality.

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