The Dramatic Question Theatre (DQT) develops and presents plays written by its member-playwrights, playwrights of color, and female playwrights. The plays deal with race, culture, and class in ways that challenge the familiar common ground. Concurrently, the DQT seeks to cultivate and maintain a multicultural audience comprised primarily from the Latino and African American communities it regularly serves. DQT plays a role in the development of new playwrights, helping them achieve national recognition. Recent examples include Noemi de la Puente, Manuel Versus the Statue of Liberty, National Music Theater Conference (2016); Michael Mejias, Ghetto Babylon, winner of the 2012 National Latino Playwriting Award; Pedro Antonio Garcia, Firehouse, finalist for the 2009 MetLife Nuestras Voces National Latino Playwriting Competition; and Elizabeth Irwin, My Manana Comes, nominated for the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Best Play.

 

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