Tori Sampson—"Becoming (a Storyteller)" (Episode 49)



"Write whatever the fuck you want to write. Period! Be as authentic and true to yourself as you possibly can. That is your only obligation as a playwright and as a storyteller."


We chat with Tori Sampson about seeing her first play at age 21, combining her sociological background with her writing, and exploring black beauty and womanhood through her play If Pretty Hurts Than Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka, currently running at Playwrights Horizon.


Recommendation: Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album

Shout out: Jeremy O’Harris, Jireh Breon Holder, Phillip Howze, Josh Wilder, Aleshea Harris, all the beautiful black people in my cast


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