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Why a MacArthur Foundation grant for playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 31, is no surprise at all

Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty has written that we’re enjoying  “one of the most exciting periods in American playwriting in at least a generation,” one in which “a cadre of trailblazing talents has emerged.” Now one of those ascending stars, 31-year-old playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins,...
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