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Paula Vogel

 
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Paula Vogel is Playwright in Residence at Yale Repertory Theatre. Indecent was commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival's American Revolutions and Yale Repertory Theatre in close collaboration with director Rebecca Taichman, and co-produced by La Jolla Playhouse. Indecent was developed at the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Paula Vogel is Playwright in Residence at Yale Repertory Theatre. Indecent was commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival's American Revolutions and Yale Repertory Theatre in close collaboration with director Rebecca Taichman, and co-produced by La Jolla Playhouse. Indecent was developed at the ... (read complete bio)

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Daryl Roth, Cody Lassen, David Morse, Mary-Louise Parker, Paula Vogel, Lynn Meadow and Barry Grove

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David Morse, Paula Vogel and Mary-Louise Parker

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Paula Vogel Biography

Paula Vogel is Playwright in Residence at Yale Repertory Theatre. Indecent was commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival's American Revolutions and Yale Repertory Theatre in close collaboration with director Rebecca Taichman, and co-produced by La Jolla Playhouse. Indecent was developed at the Sundance Theatre Lab in 2013 and has been produced at Yale Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse and the Vineyard Theatre. Her play How I Learned To Drive received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Lortel Prize, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and New York Drama Critics Awards for Best Play, as well as her second Obie Award. Other plays include Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq, The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Mineola Twins, The Baltimore Waltz, Hot 'N' Throbbing, Desdemona, And Baby Makes Seven, The Oldest Profession, and A Civil War Christmas. In 2004-05, she was the playwright in residence at New York's Signature Theatre. TCG has published four books of her work: "The Mammary Plays," "The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays," "The Long Christmas Ride Home," and "A Civil War Christmas." Most recent awards include the Theatre Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dramatists Guild, and the 2015 Thornton Wilder Award. She is honored to have two awards to emerging playwrights named after her: the Paula Vogel Award, created by the American College Theatre Festival in 2003, and the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, given annually by the Vineyard Theatre since 2007. Ms. Vogel won the 2004 Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Obie for Best Play in 1992, the Rhode Island Pell Award in the Arts, the Hull-Warriner Award, The Laura Pels Award, the Pew Charitable Trust Senior Award, a Guggenheim, an AT&T New Plays Award, the 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 from Radcliffe College. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was recently awarded a Thirtini from 13P in New York. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the Double UCross Colony, as well as Yaddo. She has taught for 24 years at Brown University and for five years at Yale School of Drama where she was the Eugene O'Neill Professor of Playwriting. She is honored by Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Quiara Hudes, who is curating the Paula Vogel Mentors Project.

Paula Vogel Awards and Nominations

 
- 2017 - Legend of Off-Broadway Honorees Gold Star
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Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Play
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New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Special Citation Gold Star
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Obie Awards - 2017 - Lifetime Achievement Gold Star
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The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Play
Paula Vogel, Indecent
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Play
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The Pulitzer Prize - 1998 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Paula Vogel, How I Learned to Drive
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding New Play Gold Star
Paula Vogel, How I Learned to Drive
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1997 - Best Play Gold Star
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Paula Vogel News

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to Present 19th Annual New Works Festival in November Photo TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to Present 19th Annual New Works Festival in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

This Fall, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present the 19th Annual New Works Festival, providing Bay Area theatre lovers an advance look at tomorrow’s hits. The festival runs November 6-13, 2022 at Montalvo Arts Center.

Review: INDECENT at SF Playhouse Photo Review: INDECENT at SF Playhouse
by Steve Murray - Sep 29, 2022

What did our critic think of INDECENT at SF Playhouse? Co-Founders Bill English and Susi Damilano were obviously emotional on the eve of their 20th Anniversary Season opener, mentioning that Paula Vogel's Tony award-winning Indecent mirrors their intention of creating theatre that challenges audiences, exposes our humanity and opens minds. In what may be Susi's finest directorial work, Indecent soars with poignant imagery, gut-wrenching emotion, and thrilling performances. As a play about the creation of a play, it's an intimate portrayal of artistic expression, freedom, repression, and courage that ultimately uplifts the spirit.

BARD AT THE GATE Season 3 Announced Featuring 4 Plays by Women, Including US Poet Lau Photo BARD AT THE GATE Season 3 Announced Featuring 4 Plays by Women, Including US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2022

Four plays by women – including a solo work written and performed by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo – will be featured in the third season of BARD AT THE GATE, the digital theater streaming series created by Paula Vogel in 2020.

Playhouse On Park Offers Discounted Ticket Options For All Productions Photo Playhouse On Park Offers Discounted Ticket Options For All Productions
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2022

Playhouse on Park is Greater Hartford's award-winning professional theatre, managed under the direction of Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc.

Vineyard Theatre Debuts New Look With 40th Anniversary Season Photo Vineyard Theatre Debuts New Look With 40th Anniversary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

In celebration of their 40th anniversary season, Vineyard Theatre’s Artistic Directors Sarah Stern and Douglas Aibel and Managing Director Suzanne Appel announced a new visual identity that honors the company’s 40 years of fearlessly making theatre in New York.

Daphne Rubin-Vega & More to Star in MY BROKEN LANGUAGE World Premiere at Signature Th Photo Daphne Rubin-Vega & More to Star in MY BROKEN LANGUAGE World Premiere at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

Signature Theatre will present Quiara Alegría Hudes’ My Broken Language, the acclaimed playwright’s stage adaptation of her eponymous memoir, and her return to Signature for the second play in her Premiere Residency. My Broken Language takes place Oct 18-Nov 27, 2022 in the Pershing Square Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre.

2022 Horton Foote Prize Awarded to Christina Anderson for THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT C Photo 2022 Horton Foote Prize Awarded to Christina Anderson for THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

Mari Marchbanks (Founder and Executive Director) has announced that the 2022 Horton Foote Prize has been awarded to Christina Anderson for her play the ripple, the wave that carried me home.

Mirvish Announces $29 To $59 Same-Day Rush Seats For The Fall Season Photo Mirvish Announces $29 To $59 Same-Day Rush Seats For The Fall Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2022

David Mirvish will offer Same-Day Rush Seats for the fall season — Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Singin' in the Rain, The Shark is Broken and Indecent. Rush seats are based on availability and cost $29 to $59. This is an affordable means of seeing Toronto's biggest hits this fall. 

Creative Team Announced for THE (ONE-ACT) PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Austin Playhouse Photo Creative Team Announced for THE (ONE-ACT) PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Austin Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

Austin Playhouse has announced that long-time company member and recently appointed Associate Artistic Director, Ben Wolfe, will direct the season opener: The (One-Act) Play that Goes Wrong by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer playing November 18–December 18, 2022.

Listen: Bryan Cranston, RaĂşl Esparza & More Appear in BANNED TOGETHER: AN ANTI-CENSO Photo Listen: Bryan Cranston, RaĂşl Esparza & More Appear in BANNED TOGETHER: AN ANTI-CENSORSHIP PODCAST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

The right to free speech is being threatened, now more than ever. To raise awareness of the dangers of censorship for the theatre industry, the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund is presenting a special podcast, available to download now through September 24 in conjunction with Banned Books Week. Listen here!

Paula Vogel Videos

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE's Paula Vogel VideoMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE's Paula Vogel
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2022

Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Paula Vogel! 'After the first rehearsal was the only time in my life that I relaxed,' said Paula. '[The cast] was so brilliant around the table doing the reading. I was like, 'Vogel, you have nothing to do than wear the sandwich board on the street.''

VIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Talks Her HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Pre-Show Ritual on LATE NI VideoVIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Talks Her HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Pre-Show Ritual on LATE NIGHT
by Michael Major - Apr 29, 2022

Mary Louise Parker sat down with Seth Meyers on Late Night last night to discuss her current Broadway run in How I Learned to Drive. During the interview, Parker discussed her secret pre-show ritual that she uses to prepare for every performance.

VIDEO: David Morse Discusses Returning to His HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Role 25 Years La VideoVIDEO: David Morse Discusses Returning to His HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Role 25 Years Later on GMA
by Michael Major - Apr 25, 2022

David Morse appeared on Good Morning America to discuss returning to his role in How I Learned to Drive 25 years after doing the play Off-Broadway. This Broadway premiere of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece How I Learned to Drive reunites the two original stars, Morse and Tony-winner Mary-Louise Parker.

VIDEO: Inside Opening Night of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE VideoVIDEO: Inside Opening Night of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2022

Just last night, Manhattan Theatre Club celebrated opening night of the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

VIDEO: SLAVE PLAY Script Revisited in Jeremy O. Harris' 'Notes on Style' VideoVIDEO: SLAVE PLAY Script Revisited in Jeremy O. Harris' 'Notes on Style'
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2021

A new video has been released from Slave Play, and its playwright, Jeremy O. Harris, called 'Notes on Style.'

VIDEO: Jeremy O. Harris Recruits Seth Meyers to Tweet at Rihanna About the Federal Th VideoVIDEO: Jeremy O. Harris Recruits Seth Meyers to Tweet at Rihanna About the Federal Theatre Project
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2020

Jeremy O. Harris talks about Slave Play’s 12 Tony nominations, the future of theater after the coronavirus pandemic and asks a special favor of Seth.

VIDEO: See Jeremy O. Harris in a New Episode of GUCCIFEST OUVERTURE VideoVIDEO: See Jeremy O. Harris in a New Episode of GUCCIFEST OUVERTURE
by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2020

Our world becomes a stage in the fourth episode as Silvia arrives for an audition in a theatre together with her friend and fellow performer, played by actor and playwright Jeremy O. Harris, who offers encouragement. 

VIDEO: Watch Katrina Lenk Sing 'Something Good' for R&H Goes Pop! VideoVIDEO: Watch Katrina Lenk Sing 'Something Good' for R&H Goes Pop!
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2020

As part of R&H Goes Pop!, Katrina Lenk is singing 'Something Good' from The Sound of Music. Check out the new music video below!

VIDEO: Paula Vogel Reads from HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE for Center Theatre Group's 'Art  VideoVIDEO: Paula Vogel Reads from HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE for Center Theatre Group's 'Art Goes On' Series
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2020

In this episode of Center Theatre Group's 'Art Goes On Project,' playwright Paula Vogel speaks to the power of art in this moment and reads a monologue from her play 'How I Learned to Drive,' which played the Mark Taper Forum in 1999, and was set to make its Broadway debut this season. 

BWW TV: Mary-Louise Parker, David Morse & More Talk Bringing HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE B VideoBWW TV: Mary-Louise Parker, David Morse & More Talk Bringing HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Back to Broadway!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 3, 2020

The Broadway premiere of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece How I Learned to Drive reunites the two original stars with their award-winning director for a new production. Tony Award® winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof) and Tony nominee David Morse (The Iceman Cometh) head the cast of this remarkably timely and moving memory play about a woman coming to terms with a charismatic uncle who impacts her past, present and future life.


Paula Vogel Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Paula Vogel written?
Paula Vogel has written 10 shows including The Baltimore Waltz (Playwright), And Baby Makes Seven (Playwright), Desdemona (Playwright), How I Learned to Drive (Playwright), The Mineola Twins (Playwright), The Long Christmas Ride Home (Playwright), The Oldest Profession (Playwright), Hot 'n' Throbbing (Playwright), Indecent (Author), Pride Plays (Author).

What awards has Paula Vogel been nominated for?
Legend of Off-Broadway Honorees () , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Indecent , Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for , Lifetime Achievement (Obie Awards) , Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for Indecent , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Indecent , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for How I Learned to Drive Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for How I Learned to Drive and Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for How I Learned to Drive .

What awards has Paula Vogel won?
Legend of Off-Broadway Honorees (), Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for , Lifetime Achievement (Obie Awards), The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for How I Learned to Drive Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for How I Learned to Driveand Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for How I Learned to Drive.