Christopher Durang and John Augustine Announced as Playwrights in Residence at Texas State
John Augustine's plays have been produced in New York City at The Zipper, HERE, Naked Angels, All Season's Theatre Group, Expanded Arts, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Miranda Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, and 59E59 Theaters.
His anthology of 20 short plays, Augustine's Confessions, is published by Playscripts.com He is also published in the short play anthologies Take Ten and The Best American Short Plays of 1993-94. His play PeopleSpeak is published in Shorter, Faster, Funnier. The New York Times wrote of this play,
"PeopleSpeak" (is) a witty and acerbic play that is the best of the Summer Shorts festival." He and playwright, Willy Conley were commissioned by the National Theatre of the Deaf, to write OH! FIGARO! which toured the United States. For television, Mr. Augustine wrote for the Fox TV show Titus and for Encore! Encore! with Nathan Lane and Joan Plowright. He has taught playwriting at Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, The 42nd Street Collective, and Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. He is a Revson Fellow in Playwriting, and a member of The Writers Guild of America, The Dramatists Guild, SAG and AEA.
"John Augustine is one of the funniest writers and performers I know," said Hopkins. "The students are going to learn so much from working on his plays."
The Bowman Guest Artist Series at Texas State is made possibly by a generous contribution by Mike and Dianne Bowman.
For more information about the Texas State University production of Adrift in Macao please contact the Texas State Department of Theatre and Dance theatre office at (512) 245- 3660.