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Lake Effect Weekend: Playwright Ayad Akhtar, 'Southern Rites' Exhibit, Ex Fabula

This weekend on Lake Effect:

Pulitzer-winning playwright and Wisconsin native Ayad Akhtar explains the inspiration for his latest play, “Junk.” Radio Chipstone examines a new exhibit by Gillian Laub that originated from prom night photography into an exploration of segregation. Plus we have the latest in our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.


  • Ayad Akhtar, playwright
  • Gillian Laub, photographer; Gianofer Fields, material culture contributor
  • Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Rachel Owens, WUWM