No Dream Deferred presents a Drapetomania Pre-Show Talk livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Friday 31 March 2023 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 7 p.m. CDT (New Orleans, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).
This is a pre-show discussion featuring Playwright, M.D. Schaffer, and an invited member from the community as they cover important themes that are present during Drapetomania.
M.D. Schaffer (They/They) is a queer, Non-Binary, African American writer born in Houston, Texas and currently residing in New York City. Their previous works include F***in’ Howard Phillips with the JaYo Theatre Company, Hotel On Fremont at The Lewis Center for the Arts, and A Rodeo Clown with the Obsidian Theatre Festival. They received their B.A. in Anthropology at Princeton University and their M.F.A in Musical Theatre Writing at New York University – Tisch. Their works examine the relation between Americana historical romanticism and American contemporary reality.