Disgraced - Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

Ayad Akhtar
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Part 1 - South-Asian corporate lawyer Amir, dressed from the waist up in a suit and from the waist down in only boxer shorts and socks, is being sketched by his wife, Caucasian artist Emily. They both liken what Emily is drawing to a painting (of a black slave that the artist eventually freed) by the classical Spanish painter Velazquez, commenting that Emily’s inspiration for her drawing seems to have been triggered by an encounter with a racist waiter that they had last night. As the sketching continues, businessman Amir takes calls on his cell phone – including one from his boss / partner Mort – about an important deal that he (Amir) is about to close.

There are also references to an impending weekend visit Amir and Emily are scheduled to make to the home of a man named Isaac, and Emily nervously referring to how...

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