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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 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.

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Photos: First Look at INDECENT at Wilbury Theatre Group

Wilbury Theatre Group presents the return of the acclaimed and wildly successful production of the Tony Award-winning play Indecent by Paula Vogel, directed by Susie Schutt from November 30  – December 17, 2023. Check out all new production photos here!

Broadway Buying Guide: December 4, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, December 4, 2023.

Vineyard Theatre Partners With The League Of Livestream Theater For WorldWide Live Stream Of John J. Caswell, Jr.'s SCENE PARTNERS

Sarah Stern, Artistic Director and Suzanne Appel, Managing Director of Vineyard Theatre, have announced that, in partnership with The League Of Live Stream Theater (LOLST), the final four performances of Scene Partners will be streamed worldwide on December 15 at 7:00 PM ET, December 16 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM ET and December 17 at 2:00 PM ET.

Cast Set for Dominique Morisseau's SUNSET BABY at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre has revealed the cast of Dominique Morisseau's 'Sunset Baby,' directed by Steve H. Broadnax III.

Video: Alexandra Silber Sings CAMELOT and Previews THE HOUR OF THE PEARL At The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Grammy Award nominated vocalist Alexandra Silber in her new solo show “The Hour of the Pearl” for two performances on Friday, October 27 and Tuesday, November 28, both at 7:00 PM. Hear Alexandrra sing, 'I Loved You Once In Silence' from Camelot and learn more about the show!

New Musical PICKING UP SPEED To Play Limited Off-Broadway Run In December

Acclaimed actor and writer Alex Wyse debuts his original solo musical, Picking Up Speed, for a limited Off-Broadway run in December. Don't miss this one-week-only engagement at the Royal Family Performing Arts Space.

Broadway Buying Guide: November 20, 2023

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Review Roundup: SCENE PARTNERS, Starring Dianne Wiest

Vineyard Theatre just celebrated opening night of the world premiere of Scene Partners by John J. Caswell, Jr., directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin. Let see what the critics had to say!

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of SCENE PARTNERS at The Vineyard Theatre Starring Dianne Wiest and More!

Vineyard Theatre's world premiere of Scene Partners by John J. Caswell, Jr. (Wet Brain), directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) opened on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, and Broadway World was there to capture the festivities. Check out photos here!

Vineyard Theatre Reveals 2023-24 Award Recipients

This year, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, Susan Stroman Directing Award and Colman Domingo Award will be given during the company's annual Emerging Artists Celebration, to be held on Friday, December 1 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the National Arts Club.

Review: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Is Finely Tuned Vehicle For Actors' Shakespeare Project

What did our critic think of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE at Roberts Theatre, Calderwood Pavilion At Boston Center For The Arts?

David Harbour, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ann Dowd, and Denis O'Hare to Perform in Signature Theatre Reading of Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST

Signature Theatre today will present an all-star benefit reading of Sam Shepard’s contemporary classic True West, led by acclaimed actors Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Bear, Girls) as Austin, David Harbour (Stranger Things, Black Widow) as Lee, Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale, Compliance) as Mom, and Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story, True Blood) as Saul.

Page 73 to Present World Premiere of Majkin Holmquist's STARGAZERS, Directed By Colette Robert

Page 73 presents the world premiere of Majkin Holmquist's 'Stargazers,' directed by Colette Robert. This eerie and funny play explores the buried histories of a haunted family farm and the tensions of a polarized society. Don't miss the Off-Broadway debut of 2023 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow Majkin Holmquist.

Wilbury Group to Continue 2023/24 Main Series With Remount Of INDECENT

Experience the acclaimed and unforgettable production of 'Indecent' by Paula Vogel at Wilbury Theatre Group. This Tony Award-winning play tells the true story behind a controversial Yiddish play that was shut down on Broadway in 1922. Don't miss this powerful indictment of oppression and censorship.

TCG Books Presents Steven Levenson And Jill Rafson In Conversation About IF I FORGET And Other Plays

Theatre Communications Group has announced the eleventh iteration of TCG Books Presents, featuring Steven Levenson in conversation with Jill Rafson on YouTube Live  Thursday, November 16th at 4 PM ET.  TCG Books Presents features authors from TCG Books' roster in conversation about their work. These conversations are livestreamed on TCG's YouTube channel. This event will be in celebration of If I Forget and Other Plays, the new collection of plays by Steven Levenson, published by TCG Books. 

Broadway Buying Guide: November 6, 2023

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Season 2 of BANNED TOGETHER Podcast, Directed By Raul Esparza, to Feature Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, and More

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund (DLDF) has announced the second edition of Banned Together: An Anti-Censorship Theatre Podcast. This year's edition will feature two episodes, which are available now. Episodes will be available to stream until November 30.

SCENE PARTNERS Extended for Two Weeks at Vineyard Theatre

Vineyard Theatre will present a two-week extension for the world premiere of Scene Partners by John J. Caswell, Jr. (Wet Brain), directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown).

Broadway Buying Guide: October 30, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, October 23, 2023.

Perelman Performing Arts Center to Present IS IT THURSDAY YET? & More Dance Programming

The Perelman Performing Arts Center will present Is It Thursday Yet?, The March, and Motion/Matter: Street Dance Festival at the new performing arts center at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. 


Paula Vogel has written 11 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), Mother Play (Playwright).

Paula Vogel has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. Some of her notable nominations include Legend of Off-Broadway Honorees, Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "Indecent," Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards), 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."

Paula Vogel has won several awards throughout her career. She has been honored as a Legend of Off-Broadway and received a Special Citation from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. She has also been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement award from the Obie Awards. Additionally, Vogel won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play "How I Learned to Drive." Her work on this play also earned her the Outstanding New Play award from the Drama Desk Awards and the Best Play award from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards.

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