(Nosheen Iqbal’s article appeared 4/20.)

Lynn Nottage: a bar, a brothel and Brecht

Lynn Nottage wanted to expose the plight of women in war-torn Congo. Could Mother Courage help? The Brooklyn writer talks to Nosheen Iqbal

Lynn Nottage is sitting in a tatty office at the Almeida theatre in London. The walls are lined with framed certificates, mementos of the theatre's triumphs at the Olivier and Critics Circle awards. It's a fitting spot to meet Nottage: the 45-year-old Brooklyn playwright is something of an award magnet herself.


(Lynn Nottage’s work is included in One on One:  The Best Women’s Monologues for the 21st Century; One on One:  The Best Men’s Monologues for the 21st Century; and Duo!:  The Best Scenes for Two for the 21st Century—all from Applause  Cinema and Theatre Books.)

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