3201 N Orange Ave Sarasota
“Pen to Paper with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Paula Vogel”
A “Hermitage @ Booker” program
Presented in Partnership with Booker High School and Florida Studio Theatre
Friday, February 11, 5pm
Booker High School, outdoor courtyard (Entrance at: Building 1, 3201 N Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34234)
Paula Vogel’s Hermitage Residency generously sponsored by Liz and Duncan Richardson
Registration is required. $5 per person.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, American Theater Hall of Fame Honoree, and Hermitage Fellow Paula Vogel offers an exploration of playwriting in which Paula and members of the audience will write a short play and work on writing exercises together. Culminating in an event Vogel lovingly calls a “bake-off” in which writers create and design a short play, there are no critiques during the workshop; rather, all writing prompts are seen as gifts to everyone in the room. No knowledge of theater or playwriting required – just an open mind and a willingness to explore the theatrical voice.
Hermitage Fellow and Pulitzer Prize Winner Paula Vogel’s plays include How I Learned to Drive, The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Mineola Twins, The Baltimore Waltz, Hot ‘N’ Throbbing, Desdemona, And Baby Makes Seven, The Oldest Profession, A Civil War Christmas, Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq, and Indecent. Most recent awards: the Hull-Warriner Award, the Margo Jones Award, Theatre Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement from the Dramatists Guild, Lifetime Achievement from the NY Drama Critics, Lifetime Achievement Obie, and the 2015 Thornton Wilder Award. She is honored to have two awards to emerging playwrights named after her: the Paula Vogel Award, created by the ACTF in 2003, and the award in Playwriting given annually by the Vineyard Theatre. Other awards include: the 1998 Pulitzer Prize, two Obies, the New York Drama Critics, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Guggenheim, and two NEA fellowships. She taught for 30 years at Brown University as director of playwriting and at the Yale School of Drama as the Eugene O’Neill Professor of Playwriting. She now conducts Workshops and intensives across the country in theaters and community organizations. Her upcoming projects include They Shoot Horses Don’t They for the Bridge Theatre, with Marianne Elliott and Steve Hoggett directing, and her playwriting book/memoir How To Bake A Play, which she has been developing as part of her residency at the Hermitage.