Tony nominee Jocelyn Bioh puts braiders center stage

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This week, Brittany Luse sits down with playwright Jocelyn Bioh, whose new play, Jaja's African hair braids, has been nominated for five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play. The two discuss Bioh's unique approach to comedy, what it took to bring a hair affair to Broadway and how to find humor in dark situations.

Would you like to be on the show? Record your response to Brittany's question at the end of “Hey Brittany” via voice memo and send it to ibam@npr.org.

(Image credit: Matthew Murphy)

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