Thursday, April 19, 2012

Playwright News--4.19.12

Playwright Wole Soyinka and historian David Blight win Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
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The legendary playwright and poet is among four authors elevated as winners of this year's Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards for work that illuminates race and culture. Nigerian authorities threw Soyinka into solitary confinement for two years, beginning in ...
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Playwright of 'The Brothers Size' will speak before Saturday performance at ... (blog)
The 30-year-old playwright, who will be in the house when Syracuse Stage opens its production Friday, says the experience never grows old. "I always enjoy the investigation. I think the play, in itself, is a testament to the human condition, ...
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Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Will Be Inducted into New York Foundation for the ...
By Michael Gioia Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, who is currently represented on Broadway with The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, will be inducted into the New York Foundation for the Arts Hall of Fame April 30 at Espace in Manhattan.
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Nostalgic production reflects playwright's childhood
Alton Telegraph
By JILL MOON ROXANA — Playwright Andy Burnside-Weaver relived his childhood in the process of creating Alton Children's Theater's next production. Burnside-Weaver wrote a comedy about his childhood friend, Dan Hund, set in "Summer 1979," which is the ...
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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright to speak at Whittier College
Whittier Daily News
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz will give a free talk at 6 tonight at Whittier College's Memorial Chapel, 13406 Philadelphia St. (Photo courtesy of Oskar Lantis) WHITTIER - Local theater enthusiasts have the chance to hear one of the ...
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TV inspired playwright's first full-length script
Omaha World-Herald
By Bob Fischbach Aaron Zavitz was watching "The Cable Guy" a few years back when he got an idea for a play. He worked on it, off and on, for years. The play got a staged reading a couple years ago at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, and Zavitz used ...
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A crown lies uneasily in Round House's 'Shadows'
Washington Post
What a piece of work is this Telemachus, the Hamlet-like brooder of playwright Jason Gray Platt's modern family tragedy, "Crown of Shadows: The Wake of Odysseus." Spoiled and sullen, he buries his head in books and sneers at the parade of craven ...
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O'Neill picks eight works for National Playwrights Conference
Waterford - The latest play by Theresa Rebeck - the Broadway and off-Broadway playwright who created the NBC drama "Smash" - is one of eight selected for this summer's National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.
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Playwrights win 8% fee increase
Playwrights working for the National Theatre, the Royal Court and the Royal Shakespeare Company are to benefit from an increase of just under 8% on their total minimum fee. The Writers' Guild of Great Britain has secured a rate of £11500 for writers of ...
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Bay One Acts: Festival puts new plays onstage
San Francisco Chronicle
This year's festival offers 10 new plays - with more than 70 theater artists participating - including "Cello," a piece that was commissioned by the festival and penned by nationally renowned playwright, and San Francisco native, Anthony Clarvoe.
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Playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama ...
Playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes just won the Pulitzer Prize in drama for her play, Water by the Spoonful, which tells the story of an Iraq veteran's...

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