9 GRAMS, a play produced by Milano professor Robin J. Hayes and directed by Emmy-winner S. Epatha Merkerson, was featured this week in The Huffington Post. Blogger and noted historian Dr. Kali Gross discusses the play’s revelations about the international impact of racial profiling, mass incarceration, and discrimination against the LGBTQ community.  A sold-out staged reading of the play—featuring a Q&A with Merkerson—was recently performed at the The New School’s University Center. The event was sponsored by Milano and the States of Incarceration Humanities Lab.
The 9 GRAMS cast and crew from l.to.r. stage manager Canara Price, producer Ahmed Yearwood, performer and playwright Maisha Yearwood, producer Rick Azar, director and producer S. Epatha Merkerson, producer Robin J. Hayes, reader Lawryn Lacroix. Photo by Joe Major