Shirley Lauro

The Radiant, NY premiere, winter, ‘13. World Premiere, ‘11 in FLA; TCG/Edgerton Foundation Award, Sloan Science Foundation commission and  their “Production Enhancement Grant.”
All Through the Night, NY premiere ‘10, “Joseph Jefferson” nomination: “Best New Chicago Play” in World Premiere.
A Piece of My Heart: NY premiere–Manhattan Theater Club;  listed 43rd among Goodreads’ “Best 150 Plays by American Authors.”  Named by Vietnam Vets, Inc., “Most enduring play in America on Vietnam.” Barbara Deming Award , Kittriedge Foundation Award, “ Susan Blackburn Prize(finalist).”
Open Admissions, Broadway:  1 Tony nomination, 2 Drama Desk nominations, a Theater World Award.  NY Times pick: among “10 Best Plays of the Year”, The Dramatists Guild’s Hull-Warriner Award.  TV adaptation starred Estelle Parsons and Jane Alexander.
Clarence Darrow’s Last Trial: Carbonell nomination, “Best New Play of the Year in Florida.”
Co-editor ‘09 : Political Plays by American Women — honoree  “NY Coalition of Professional Women Arts and Media”.

Major grants: The Guggenheim, 3 NEA’S, NY Found. for the Arts.
Major affiliations: Dramatists Guild Fund Board; Ensemble Studio Theater; League of Professional Theater Women; Playwright’s Unit, Actors Studio; PEN; Writers Guild East, The Author’s Guild.

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    The Dramatists Guild Foundation Board of Directors is proud to announce it has just elected Kevin Hager to be its new Vice President. Mr. Hager is the Managing Director of and Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD).

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    The Dramatists Guild Foundation and Program Chairs Michael Korie, Laurence O’Keefe, and Diana Son announce applications for the 2017-18 DGF Fellows Program are now open and encourage playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters to apply.

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    Caridad Svich (12 Ophelias, Magnificent Waste) leads a post-show Q&A of Blood Wedding at Mary Baldwin University (301 Deming Drive, Bottom Floor, Deming Fine Arts Center, Staunton, VA) on February 18 at 9:30 PM as part of The Dramatists Guild Foundation’s Traveling Masters Program.

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