America’s Next Playwright

I spent a while working on this profile of Nathan Louis Jackson, a playwright who happens to be from my hometown, Kansas City. But more importantly, dude is good:

Jackson sat between his wife and several friends at the final performance of “Broke-ology,” watching the audience laugh at jokes he had written, then joining them in a standing ovation. An older white gentleman walked over and shook Jackson’s hand, thanking him. Another audience member reached from two rows away and offered a package of Kleenex. He took it and turned to his right and left, handing out tissues. His neighbors were in tears.

You can read the whole thing here. If you’re in KC, Broke-ology opens at the Rep on Friday. If you’re in NYC, he’s got a new play opening at Lincoln Center next season. If you’re anywhere else, he’ll be there soon.


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