February 13, 2015 10:57 PM

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Karen Pittman is a star. Not a star like Viola Davis, Meryl Streep or Julia Roberts yet, but a star in the making. Pittman is currently co-starring in Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced. Like Akhtar's celebrated novel American Dervish, Disgraced takes on complicated issues like religion, race, gender and identity construction in a world that claims these things no longer matter.

Pittman plays the role of Jory, a powerful lawyer, married to Isaac (Josh Radnor), a Jewish art dealer, caught in a quagmire that threatens to unhinge Amir (Hari Dhillon), a tightly wound Muslim American lawyer married to Emily (Gretchen Mol), a naïve, yet calculating, white American artist. Pittman...

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