Edward Albee to Discuss Stella Adler at 7th Annual Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts, 10/1

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Edward Albee to Discuss Stella Adler at 7th Annual Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts, 10/1

Master playwright Edward Albee, the winner of three Pulitzer Prizes for drama and two Tony Awards, including a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2005, will participate in a panel discussion October 1st as part of the final night of the 7th Annual Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts.

The panel will also include the legendary actress Elaine Stritch, actress Kate Mulgrew, theater director Howard Shalwitz and Tom Oppenheim of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. These theater luminaries will discuss “What Can the American Theater Learn from Stella Adler?,” inspired by the newly published collection of lectures, Stella Adler on America's Master Playwrights: Eugene O'Neill, Clifford Odets, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, et al.

WHO: Panel participants include:

Playwright Edward Albee, winner of the Tony Award and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play in 1962, is considered one of the 20th Century’s
greatest American Playwrights. His work helped to reinvent the post-war American
theatre in the early 1960s.

Elaine Stritch is a Broadway legend, a Tony Award winner and three-time
Emmy Winner (most recently for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy
Series for 30 Rock), and long-time student and friend of Stella Adler.

Kate Mulgrew has been acting since the age of 17 when she started training
under Stella Adler at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting. She has dozens of
film, television and theater credits and has earned a Golden Globe
nomination.

Howard Shalwitz co-founded the groundbreaking non-profit Woolly Mammoth Theater Company in 1980.

Tom Oppenheim, the grandson of Stella Adler and the Artistic Director and
President of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, will be moderate the panel.

WHAT: The panel “What Can the American Theater Learn from Stella Adler?” will be a discussion inspired by the recently published book of collected lectures, Stella Adler
on America's Master Playwrights: Eugene O'Neill, Clifford Odets, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, et al.

WHEN: Monday, October 1, 2012, 7:00PM

WHERE: The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, 31 West 27th, 3rd floor, NY, NY 10001

WHY: The annual Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts brings artists and activists together to examine the relationship of art and social activism. It runs from September 21st to October 1st. This year’s theme is ‘On Fairness and Forgiveness.’

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