Thursday, February 02, 2012

Wed, Feb 8 @ 5.30 P.M: PAULA VOGEL: An evening with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE at The Drama Book Shop

PAULA VOGEL: An evening with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE

Paula Vogel’s acclaimed play is returning to New York City for the first time since its premiere 15 years ago.

Wednesday, February 8, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Paula Vogel's plays include A Civil War Christmas, The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Mineola Twins, The Baltimore Waltz, Hot'N'Throbbing, Desdemona, And Baby Makes Seven, and The Oldest Profession.

Work in progress includes a collaboration for Yale Repertory and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (based on The God of Vengeance), with director/cowriter Rebecca Taichman and an adaptation of Von Horvath's Don Juan Comes Home from the War with director Blanka Ziska at the Wilma Theatre.

Theatre Communications Group has published three books of her work, The Mammary Plays, The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays and The Long Christmas Ride Home. A Civil War Christmas will be published this spring.

She received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize, the Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and New York Drama Critics Awards for best play, as well as her second OBIE. In 2004-5 she was in residence at The Signature Theatre in New York. Other awards include the 2004 Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Pew Charitable Trust Award, Laura Pels Award, the Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, the Fund for American Plays, the Stephen and Christine Schwarzman Legacy Award, and the Thirtini from 13P. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Dramatists Guild and Writers Guild of America.

She recently received the lifetime achievement award from the Dramatists Guild. She is the Eugene O'Neill Professor at the Yale School of Drama, and lives with her wife, scientist/writer Anne Fausto-Sterling in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

"Paula Vogel has a gift for sustaining humor and pathos at the same time without trivializing either emotion." --The New York Times

The event is FREE and open to the public.

250 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018


How I Learned to Drive at the Second Stage Theatre

How I Learned to Drive (Paperback)
By Paula Vogel


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