Lisa Kron Episode 46
A career in the theatre may not be easy to sustain, but we pursue it because as dramatists we believe in the power of the spoken word. Join us In the Room for this extremely powerful keynote conference address from a master story-teller, Lisa Kron, the award-winning playwright and actress of 2.5 Minute Ride and Well.
“What people love about theatre is theatre.” - Lisa Kron
Originally recorded at the 2013 Dramatists Guild’s National Conference in Chicago.
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Lisa Kron’s work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. Productions include Fun Home, a musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel written with composer Jeanine Tesori, which premiered at the Public Theater this fall; The Ver**zon Play (2011 Humana Festival); In The Wake (Lilly Award, anthologized in “Best Plays of 2010-2011”, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist, Lortel and GLAAD best play noms); Well (anthologized in “Best Plays of 2003-2004”, Outer Critics Circle best play nom., produced on Broadway in 2006 earning two Tony Award noms); 2.5 Minute Ride (Obie, L.A. Drama-Logue and GLAAD Media Awards); 101 Humiliating Stories (Drama Desk nom). As an actor she has most recently been seen in the Foundry Theater’s production of Good Person of Szechuan starring Taylor Mac, and as dance critic Walter Terry in Richard Move’s Martha @... The 1963 Interview. She has received playwriting fellowships from the Lortel and Guggenheim Foundations, Sundance Theater Lab, the Lark Play Development Center, the American Voices New Play Institute, and the MacDowell Colony, as well as the Cal Arts/Alpert Award, a Helen Merrill Award, and grants from the Creative Capital Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. Lisa is a founding member of the OBIE and Bessie-Award-winning collaborative theater company The Five Lesbian Brothers. She is on the playwriting faculty of the Yale School of Drama, and serves on the board of the MacDowell Colony and the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America.
Lisa Kron’s DG member profile: http://www.dramatistsguild.com/memberdirectory/getmembership.aspx?cid=9363
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