How I Learned To Drive @ T. Schreiber Studio

Broadway Legend
Broadway Legend

The T. Schreiber Studio presents
By Paula Vogel, Directed by Terry Schreiber

25 Performances from March 2 – April 2, 2006
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

The Gloria Maddox Theatre at the T. Schreiber Studio, 151 W. 26th St., 7th Fl. (between 6th & 7th Aves.)

New York, NY – (February 1, 2006) The T. Schreiber Studio is proud to present Paula Vogel’s HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE. The play premiered at the Vineyard Theatre in New York in 1997 and won every off-Broadway award for Best Play, including the Obie, Drama Desk, New York Drama Critics Circle, and Outer Critics Circle. Inspired by Nabakov's Lolita, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE is a poignant love story of two star crossed lovers and a “village that stood by and let it happen.” The play reflects a young woman's journey to adulthood, told with compassion, humor, understanding, and forgiveness.

Performance Dates: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE will be performed March 2 to April 2, 2006. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Paula Vogel (Playwright). Ms. Vogel's play HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE has been produced throughout the world and her screenplay has been in development for HBO. Her other plays include THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME, THE MINEOLA TWINS, HOT'N'THROBBING, DESDEMONA, AND BABY MAKES SEVEN, THE OLDEST PROFESSION, and THE BALTIMORE WALTZ for which she received her first Obie award in 1992. She says of her plays, "I want to seduce the audience. If they can go along for a ride they wouldn't ordinarily take, or don't even know they're taking, then they might see highly charged political issues in a new and unexpected way." Among her multiple awards, Ms. Vogel is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an award from the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays, the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center Fellowship, and several National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. She was the 2004-05 artist-in-residence at Signature Theatre Company. Ms. Vogel is the Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor of Creative Writing at Brown University, where she directs the MFA Playwriting program.

Terry Schreiber (Director) has been teaching and directing for 37 years. He is the author of the 2005 book, ACTING: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR THE ACTOR, DIRECTOR, AND TEACHER. On Broadway he directed the Tony-nominated play K2; THE TRIP BACK DOWN, starring John Cullum; and DEVOUR THE SNOW. Off-Broadway his directing credits include: DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS at The Roundabout with Kathy Baker, and FEEDLOT at Circle Rep with Jeff Daniels. Productions directed at the T. Schreiber Studio include: LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY, HEDDA GABLER, UNCLE VANYA, THE SEAGULL, ORPHEUS DESCENDING, THE ICEMAN COMETH, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER, MISS JULIE, HAMLET, THE CRUCIBLE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THREE SISTERS, THE CHERRY ORCHARD and last season’s THE PINTER PROJECT: The Birthday Party and The Homecoming in rotating repertory.

Cast Members: Erica Sheffer*, Jess Draper, Trey Gibbons, Samantha J. Phillips*, and Kira Sternbach. *Members Actors Equity Association.

Creative Staff: Terry Schreiber, Director; Cat Parker, Assistant Director; Brad Gore*, Production Stage Manager; Hal Tiné, Scenic/Properties Designer; Jennifer Rathbone, Lighting Designer; Karen Ann Ledger, Costume Designer; and Christopher Rummel, Sound Designer. *Member Actors Equity Association.

The T. Schreiber Studio is recognized as one of the foremost professional theatre studios in New York City, devoted to the comprehensive training and development of actors, directors, and playwrights in a supportive, collaborative environment. The Studio's ongoing classes are integrated into its annual season of professional productions. Upcoming productions are MARVIN’S ROOM, April 13 - May 14, 2006; and TBA May 25 - June 24, 2006.


Location: T. Schreiber Studio, 151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor (Between 6th and 7th Aves.), New York, NY 10001.

Subway Info: Take the F or V to 23rd Street & 6th Ave., the R or W to 28th Street and Broadway, or the 1 to 28th Street & 7th Ave. The studio is also a short walk from Penn Station.

Reservations: Through (212-352-3101) or visit the show’s webpage:

Admission is by donation: $15 general admission, $10 seniors and students.

Special Club/Subscriber Night includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a talk-back with the cast, director, and special guest Martin Denton, founder of Club night is Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 8:00 PM. Special donation requested: $50.00.

For further details about the cast and show, visit:
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