Joi Gresham, director of the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust, introduces the life and work of American playwright Lorraine Hansberry, in relation to her final play, Les Blancs. Most well-know for A Raisin in the Sun (1959), Lorraine believed that the obligation of the artist is to illuminate her and our times.
Les Blancs marked the National Theatre debut of the multi-award-winning director Yaël Farber, whose productions include The Crucible (Old Vic) and the internationally acclaimed Mies Julie and Nirbhaya.
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Les Blancs was filmed live on-stage for the National Theatre Archive in 2016.