Storytellers

Radha Blank

Playwright + Storyteller

Radha Blank

(The Public Theater)

RECENT WORK nannyland takes place on Paradise Cove, an exclusive, all-inclusive family resort in the Caribbean where mommies and daddies can get away from it all and leave with the perfect souvenir: the nanny of their choice. When all the resources have been depleted, the people become the resource. nannyland explores the ‘what-ifs.’ And it ain’t that far off, really.

I WAS RAISED in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in the ‘70s in a community of Black artists, biker gangs, jazz musicians, Hasids and activists. My work often takes place where two different worlds meet. ‘The Burg’ is where I saw it work and also fail.

WHEN I SIT DOWN to write, it feels like breathing. Like making good on something. Like being myself. Like the first day of grammar school; all the anxiety and all the possibilities....

MY WORK, IN SIX WORDS: Justice/Injustice + Rhythm + A Smirk = Me

 

Radha Blank

Playwright + Storyteller