Ayad Akhtar

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Ayad Akhtar is an American-born, first generation Pakistani-American from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He holds degrees in Theater from Brown University and in Directing from the Graduate Film Program at Columbia University, where he won multiple awards for his work. He is the author of numerous screenplays and was star and co-writer of The War Within, which premiered at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay and an International Press Academy Satellite Award for Best Picture - Drama. American Dervish is his first novel.

1 Upcoming Event for "Ayad Akhtar"

November 2017



Junk: A Play

Ayad Akhtar
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Tuesday November 28, 2017 4:00 PM Updated: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Disgraced discusses his newest play with bestselling author and Broadway vet Tom Santopietro. Junk: A Play is a fast-paced economic thriller that exposes the financial deal making behind the mergers and acquisitions boom of the 1980s. Actor Steven Pasquale and cast members* will perform scenes from the play. *Participants subject to change.

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