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Episode 3
Paula Vogel – An Evening with Paula Vogel


In the Room features Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel who discusses the delicate relationship between writer and director in the collaborative process as well as the need for empowering women playwrights in contemporary theatre.

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PAULA VOGEL (born November 16, 1951)


Paula Vogel is an American playwright and professor. During her two decades leading the graduate playwriting program and new play festival at Brown University, Vogel helped develop a nationally recognized center for educational theatre, culminating in the creation of the Brown/Trinity Repertory Company Consortium. Vogel's Baltimore Waltz won an Obie award for Best Play and her play How I Learned to Drive received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Works include: Swan Song of Sir Henry (1974); Meg (1977); Apple-Brown Betty (1979); Desdemona, A Play about a Handkerchief (1979); Bertha in Blue (1981); The Oldest Profession (1981); And Baby Makes Seven (1984); The Baltimore Waltz (1992); Hot 'N Throbbing (1994); The Mineola Twins (1996); How I Learned to Drive (1997); The Long Christmas Ride Home (2004); Civil War Christmas (2008).