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Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (Director), Amy Freed (Playwright) Photo

Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (Director), Amy Freed (Playwright)

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12/11/2012


Amy Freed

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12/05/2008


Amy Freed

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12/05/2008


South Coast Repertory's 2008 PPF playwrights: (l. to r.) Sharr White, Lauren Gunderson, Lynn Nottage, Amy Freed and John Kolvenbach. (Missing: Richard Greenberg and Kate Robin.)

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Amy Freed Awards and Nominations

 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1998 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Amy Freed, Freedomland
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1996 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical Gold Star
Amy FreedThe Psychic Life of Savages

Amy Freed News

The Wilma Theater to Honor Co-Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka at FÊTE 2022 Photo The Wilma Theater to Honor Co-Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka at FÊTE 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

The Wilma Theater announced today that Fête 2022 will honor retiring Co-Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka, who recently departed the company after 40 years in the position. Fête 2022 will be held on Monday June 13, 2022.

World Premieres of SCHOOL PICTURES and ETERNAL LIFE PART 1 & More Announced for The W Photo World Premieres of SCHOOL PICTURES and ETERNAL LIFE PART 1 & More Announced for The Wilma Theater 22/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

The Wilma Theater has announced the complete 2022/23 Season. Subscription packages for the 22/23 Season are on sale now.

Seattle Rep Announces Second Round of Playwright Commissioning Project 20x30: Reimagi Photo Seattle Rep Announces Second Round of Playwright Commissioning Project 20x30: Reimagining the Anthropocene
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

  Seattle Rep today announced a second round of its large-scale playwright commission project, 20x30: Reimagining the Anthropocene, in which the organization has commissioned three playwrights in an effort to plants seeds for the future of the industry.

The Drama League Announces Three New Board Members Photo The Drama League Announces Three New Board Members
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

The Drama League has announced the addition of three new board members to its Board of Directors: Elena Araoz, Estefanía Fadul, and Gwynn MacDonald. 

Word For Word 's Susan Harloe To Step Down In October 2021 Photo Word For Word 's Susan Harloe To Step Down In October 2021
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2021

Susan Harloe, Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Word for Word Performing Arts Company, a theater company that performs short works of fiction in their entirety, has announced she will step down from her role in October 2021. 

Cast Announced for 11th ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Presented by Red Bull Theater Photo Cast Announced for 11th ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Presented by Red Bull Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021

Red Bull Theater today announced the selections for¬†The 2021 Short New Play Festival,¬†their eleventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring a¬†World Premiere from¬†JoseŐĀ Rivera,¬†alongside six brand new plays that have been selected from hundreds of open submissions from playwrights across the country.

Co-Founder Blanka Zizka To Step Back From Wilma Theater Photo Co-Founder Blanka Zizka To Step Back From Wilma Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2021

The Wilma Theater's Co-Artistic Director Blanka Zizka has announced that on July 31, 2021, she will step back from the theater she co-founded. During her 40 years of work at the Wilma, she has become one of the most renowned theater artists in Philadelphia and in the country.

Play On Shakespeare Announces 2021 Board Of Directors Photo Play On Shakespeare Announces 2021 Board Of Directors
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 12, 2021

Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare through translation and adaptation, today announces their new board members as well as their January 2021 calendar of events. Play On Shakespeare's mission is to enhance the understanding of Shakespeare's plays in performance for theatre professionals, students, teachers, and audiences by engaging with contemporary translations and adaptations.

The Flea Announces Production Pause to 'Reflect on Misalignment of Values' Photo The Flea Announces Production Pause to 'Reflect on Misalignment of Values'
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 18, 2020

Off Broadway theatre company The Flea has just announced that it will pause production activity to 'to transform [their] institutional culture and producing model.'

2020 Pacific Playwrights Festival Announces Seven New Plays On A Global Scale, Plus T Photo 2020 Pacific Playwrights Festival Announces Seven New Plays On A Global Scale, Plus The ATCA/Steinberg Award
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2020

South Coast Repertory Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei today announced the lineup for the 2020 Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF). The annual showcase of new works, part of the theatre's new-play development arm, The Lab@SCR, includes two world-premiere productionsa?"The Scarlet Letter by Kate Hamill and I Get Restless by Caroline V. McGrawa?"and five staged readings. PPF runs April 24-26, with morning, afternoon and evening events. Single tickets and value-priced ticket packages are now on sale at www.scr.org.

Amy Freed Videos

STAGE TUBE: Playwright Jeff Whitty and Director Ed Sylvanus Iskandar on the World Premiere of HEAD OVER HEELS
by Stage Tube - Dec 24, 2014

Opening at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a world premiere musical HEAD OVER HEELS, with book by Jeff Whitty and music and lyrics from the catalog of the Go-Go's.

STAGE TUBE: Preview The Flea's THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2012

The Flea Theater presents an encore production of THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES, a 5-hour marathon of all seven of Sophocles' plays re-envisioned by playwright Sean Graney. Directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (a 2012 Drama Desk Award nominee for Outstanding Director -- in his professional directing debut in NYC), the production stars 38 members of The Bats. Performances run now through July 1 at The Flea (41 White Street between Church and Broadway in Tribeca). Check out trailers for all seven of the plays in the videos below!

STAGE TUBE: YOU, NERO at South Coast Rep.
by Eddie Varley - Jan 11, 2009

South Coast Repertory starts off the New Year with the World Premiere of You, Nero, a comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Freed. Commissioned by SCR, You, Nero imagines a meeting during the declining years of the Roman Empire between Scribonius, a put-upon playwright, and Emperor Nero, the all-powerful, narcissistic arbiter of art. The production sent along a few very funny clips of this new comedy, here is second segment!

STAGE TUBE: South Coast Rep's YOU, NERO
by Eddie Varley - Jan 10, 2009

You, Nero imagines a meeting during the declining years of the Roman Empire between Scribonius, a put-upon playwright, and Emperor Nero, the all-powerful, narcissistic arbiter of art.


Amy Freed Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Amy Freed been nominated for?
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Freedomland and The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Psychic Life of Savages .

What awards has Amy Freed won?
The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Psychic Life of Savages.