Pulitzer-winning playwright speaks, Oct. 25
Posted October 19, 2005; 10:01 p.m.
Paula Vogel, who won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for drama, will discuss "The Playworld and the Empire: The 21st Century and the American Playwright" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Vogel's play "How I Learned to Drive" is a tale of child abuse and
the persistence of memory. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, it won
several other awards including an Obie (her second), the Lortel Best
Play Award, the Best Off-Broadway Play from the Outer Critics Circle,
the Best Play from the Drama Desk and the Best Play from the New York
Drama Critics Circle. It has been produced around the world, and Vogel
currently is working on a screenplay for HBO.
Also the winner of a Guggenheim and several National Endowment for
the Arts fellowships, Vogel has written many other plays, including
"The Long Christmas Ride Home," "The Mineola Twins," "The Baltimore
Waltz," "Hot'N'Throbbing," "Desdemona," "And Baby Makes Seven" and "The
Oldest Profession." She currently is the Adele Kellenberg Seaver
Professor of Creative Writing at Brown University, where she directs
the MFA playwriting program.
The talk, designated as the Spencer Trask Lecture, is part of the University's Public Lecture Series.