Playwright James Ijames makes Black queer folks feel seen with his artistry.

May 31, 2023
Not many can say they have taken a work of Shakespeare, flipped it on its head, and made it the tale of a Black queer man. But Philadelphia-based playwright James Ijames can comfortably talk all about it. Last year, his play Fat Ham revolutionized theater with its unique interpretation of the tragedy Hamlet.

In this interview, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Fat Ham and Queerty #Pride50 honoree, talks about the importance and impact that Fat Ham has had on both him and society, and the importance of celebration within the LGBTQ+ community. Follow the #linkinbio to read more on James’ story, presented by Xfinity.
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