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Playwright Keenan Scott II’s ‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ Makes Broadway History

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Michael Appler On Wednesday evening in New York City, Anna Wintour, Huma Abiden, Joel Gray, Don Lemon, Phylicia Rashad, Kenny Leon and a host of New York theater luminaries filed into the Golden Theatre on Broadway for the opening night of Keenan Scott II’s “Thoughts of a Colored Man”—intrigued, arguably, to attend a play so polemically titled as desiring to take part in the celebrated march of Black playwrights to Broadway this season. “15 years ago, while I was still in undergrad studying acting, I hadn’t seen myself on the American theater stage.

I didn’t see myself. I didn’t see my family. I didn’t see my community, so I created it,” Scott told Variety. “I didn’t write this piece for myself.

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