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A Playwright from the Black Middle Class

Obie Award-winning playwright Adrienne Kennedy has a new, unconventional memoir called People Who Led to My Plays. She explores the experience of growing up as an African American in suburban Ohio, her drive to excel artistically and academically, and the people who influenced her throughout her life.


Other segments from the episode on July 31, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 31, 1987: Interview with Erica Jong; Commentary on music from the 1920s; Interview with Adrienne Kennedy; Review of the home video release of "The Masters of Comic…


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