Paula Vogel

Paula Vogel’s play How I Learned to Drive received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and New York Drama Critics Awards for Best Play, as well as her second OBIE Award. How I Learned to Drive has since been produced all over the world. Other plays include The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Mineola Twins, The Baltimore Waltz, Hot ‘n’ Throbbing, Desdemona, And Baby Makes Seven, and The Oldest Profession. Theatre Communications Group has published three books of her work, The Mammary Plays, The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays, and The Long Christmas Ride Home. A Civil War Christmas was published by TCG in Spring 2010. Ms. Vogel received the 2004 Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the OBIE Award for Best Play in 1992, the Christine and Stephen Schwarzman Legacy Award, the Hull-Warriner Award, The Laura Pels Award, the Pew Charitable Trust Senior Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an AT&T New Plays Award, The Kennedy Center’s Fund for New American Plays, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center Fellowship, several National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the McKnight Fellowship, and the Bunting Fellowship. In 2007 she was a literary light at the Boston Public Library. She was awarded a Thirtini from 13P in New York. In 2004-2005, she was the playwright-in-residence at the Signature Theatre in New York which produced three of her works. She is the playwright-in-residence at the Yale Repertory Theatre, as well as an artistic associate at Long Wharf Theatre and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ms. Vogel was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre and was the 2010 honoree at the William Inge Theatre Festival. She is the Eugene O’Neill Professor (adjunct) of Playwriting and chair of the playwriting department at Yale School of Drama.

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