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At Your Streaming Service: Black and LGBTQ+ Stories | The Prompter

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Top, Left to Right: Native Son, If Beale Street Could Talk, The Last Black Man in San Francisco.
Bottom, Left to Right: Front Cover, David Makes Man, Moonlight.

Most major streaming platforms, including HBO Max, Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, Criterion Channel, and Kanopy, have curated lists centering Black and LGBT+ stories.

Sanaa Lathan (‘95) in Native Son, adapted from Richard Wright’s novel by Suzan-Lori Parks, streaming on HBO Max. Yale Rep produced Nambi E. Kelley’s play, Native Son, in 2017.

Brian Tyree Henry (‘07) in If Beale Street Could Talk, streaming on Hulu. He made his Yale Rep debut in dance of the holy ghosts by Marcus Gardley (‘04).

James Chen (‘08), who appeared in Yale Rep’s The Cherry Orchard (2005), plays a closeted actor from Beijing in the romance Front Cover, streaming on Kanopy.

David Makes Man, the OWN television show created by Playwriting Chair Tarell Alvin McCraney (’07), recently won a Peabody Award in recognition of “its visually stunning interiority; its heart-wrenching, immersive world; and its contemplation of identity as fluid, plural, restrictive, and powerful.” McCraney’s Academy Award-winning Moonlight is streaming on Netflix and Kanopy.