Dael Orlandersmith

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Dael Orlandersmith (Donna Brown) is an actress, poet and playwright who is best known for her Obie Award-winning Beauty's Daughter and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama, Yellowman.

Part of her award-winning Beauty's Daughter's program can be heard as a segment of a September 1996 taping of radio show This American Life; in this segment, Orlandersmith performs "When You Talk About Music", in which she portrays a 31-year-old Italian male who meets a black woman at a mutual friend's wedding and finds how much he misses musical expression.

She won the 2003 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

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  1. ^ "Drama Desk Nomination 2002-2003". New York, New York: Drama Desk Awards. Retrieved 2009-11-25. 

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