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The Mac Wellman School of Playwriting

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Mar 13, 2006
Mar 13, 2006
Segal Theater

Mac Wellman is one of the best-known New York dramatists. Teaching at CUNY since 1999 as the Donald I. Fine Professor of Playwriting at Brooklyn College, Wellman has also taught at Brown, Yale, NYU, and The Flea Theater. He has mentored some of the most important voices in the younger generation— Melissa Gibson, Neena Beber, Sarah Ruhl, Adam Bock; and more recently emerging talents like Erin Courtney, Madelyn Kent, Thomas Bradshaw, and Young Jean Lee. Also a novelist and poet, Wellman has received several OBIES, the most recent for Lifetime Achievement. Meet Mac Wellman and his students for readings and a discussion. With Una Chaudhuri, in collaboration with the Classic Stage Company.

Mac Wellman’s recent plays are: Bitter Bierce, at P S 122; Jennie Richee, with the Ridge Theater, at The Arts at St. Ann; Anything’s Dream at Mulhenberg College; and Antigone, with Big Dance Company at Dance Theater Workshop. He has published two novels with Sun & Moon Press: The Fortuneteller and Annie Salem; Sun & Moon also published A Shelf In Woop’s Clothing, a book of poems, From the Other Side of the Century II, an anthology of plays (co-edited with Douglas Messerli), Two Plays: The Land Beyond the Forest, and Crowtet 1 and 2. The latter two volumes were published under the Green Integer imprint. Roof Books has recently published his Miniature, a book of poems. He has received numerous award: NEA, NYFA, Rockefeller, McNight, and Guggenheim Fellowships. In 1990 he received an OBIE for Best American Play (Bad Penny, Crowbar, and Terminal Hip). In 1991 He received another OBIE for Sincerity Forever. He has received a Lila Wallace-Readers’ Digest Writer Award, and most recently, the 2003 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement.

6:30 p.m., Monday, March 13, 2006, Martin E. Segal Theatre

Res. Code 6944. Free


Mac Wellman
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