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Award-winning Playwright Amy Herzog discusses her most recent work, "The Great God Pan"

Award-winning playwright Amy Herzog will discuss her training, her creative process, and the cultural and historical aspects of her work at a public conversation with Princeton Prof. Jill Dolan on Tuesday, March 5. In addition to her career, Herzog will talk about her most recent play, the drama The Great God Pan, during the conversation, which will be held at 106 McCormick Hall on the Princeton University Campus. This event, co-sponsored by the Lewis Center, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Department of History, is free and open to the public.

The Great God Pan follows the story of a young journalist named Jamie whose seemingly stable life slowly begins to unravel after a childhood friend shares a devastating revelation. Herzog's drama poses insightful questions about the reliability of memory and the inevitability of the transition from childhood to adulthood. The Great God Pan concluded its run at Playwrights Horizons’ Mainstage Theater on January 13, 2013.

Herzog has been named “one of the bright theatrical lights of her generation” by the New York Times and has received both the Whiting Writers Award and the Helen Merrill Award. Her critically-acclaimed drama 4,000 Miles, largely inspired by her own family's Marxist history, premiered in the summer of 2011 at Lincoln Center Theatre's LCT3 and won the 2012 Obie Award for Best New American Play. Another of Herzog's works, After the Revolution, received the Lilly Award and was nominated for a John Gassner Award. Her play Belleville received its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre in October 2011 and runs at the New York Theatre Workshop through March 2013.

Dolan is Annan Professor of English, Professor of Theatre, and Director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton, and writes the award-winning blog, The Feminist Spectator.

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Photo caption 1: Award-winning playwright Amy Herzog will speak about her work, including her most recent play, The Great God Pan, which concluded an extended run at Playwrights Horizons in New York City on January 13, 2013.

Photo credit: Photo by Zack DeZon

Photo by Zack DeZon



Event Information


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

4:30 PM

McCormick Hall, Room 106


Co-sponsored with:

Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Department of History

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