Poet And Playwright Aziza Barnes Brings ‘BLKS’ To Steppenwolf

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Steppenwolf Theatre
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Poet And Playwright Aziza Barnes Brings ‘BLKS’ To Steppenwolf

The latest play to hit the stage at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater is BLKS, the first play from poet Aziza Barnes, author of the collection i be but i ain’t and co-host of the The Poetry Gods podcast.

BLKS tells the story of a group of young African-American women friends in the wake of a cancer scare. Morning Shift talks to Aziza Barnes about the play, her poetry, and more.