"Industrial storytelling and the alternative" - Ayad Akhtar

In a world where "stories" are created on a mass scale, what's the value of a story told in a single place, at a certain time to a group of people sharing the same physical space? Ayad Akhtar talks about how despite the 'industrial storytelling' of today's society, the power and importance of theatre and other forms of more intimate storytelling has not disappeared.

Ayad Akhtar is an author, screenwriter and playwright whose debut novel American Dervish was named to several Best of 2012 lists, including Kirkus Reviews and O: The Oprah Magazine. His play Disgraced premiered at New York’s LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater in 2012, won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2013 and played on Broadway.