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Episode 31
Emily Mann & Edward Albee

Award-winning playwright and director Emily Mann joins her fellow Council member, Edward Albee, to discuss directing for the theatre from a playwright’s perspective.

 

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EMILY MANN

playwright, director


Emily Mann is a multi-award-winning director and playwright as well as the Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre. Among Ms. Mann’s awards are the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award and the Edward Albee Last Frontier Directing Award. She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Princeton University and was named the 2011 Person of the Year from the National Theatre Conference. Emily Mann is also a member of the Dramatists Guild and serves on its Council.

Works Include: Still Life (1980); Execution Of Justice (1985); Betsey Brown (1989); Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1995); Mrs Packard (2007); A Seagull in the Hamptons (adaptation, 2008); The House Of Bernarda Alba (adaptation, 2012).


Emily Mann’s Member Profile: http://www.dramatistsguild.com/memberdirectory/getmembership.aspx?cid=3702



EDWARD ALBEE

playwright


Edward Albee was born on March 12, 1928, and began writing plays 30 years later. His plays include The Zoo Story (1958), The Death of Bessie Smith (1959), The Sandbox (1959), The American Dream (1960), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1961-62, Tony Award), Tiny Alice (1964), A Delicate Balance (1966, Pulitzer Prize; 1996, Tony Award), All Over (1971), Seascape (1974, Pulitzer Prize), Listening (1975), Counting the Ways (1975), The Lady From Dubuque (1977-78), The Man Who Had Three Arms (1981), Finding the Sun (1982), Marriage Play (1986-87), Three Tall Women (1991, Pulitzer Prize), Fragments (1993), The Play About the Baby (1997), The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? (2000, 2002 Tony Award), Occupant (2001), Peter and Jerry: (ACT 1, HOMELIFE. ACT 2, THE ZOO STORY.) (2004), and Me, Myself and I (2007). He is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council, and President of The Edward F. Albee Foundation. Mr. Albee was awarded the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1980. In 1996 he received the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. In 2005, he was awarded a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.


Works Include: The Zoo Story (1958); The American Dream (1960); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1961); Tiny Alice (1964); A Delicate Balance (1966); All Over (1971); Seascape (1974); The Lady From Dubuque (1977), The Man Who Had Three Arms (1981), Finding the Sun (1982); Marriage Play (1986), Three Tall Women (1991); Fragments (1993); The Lorca Play (1995); The Play About the Baby (1997); Occupant (2001); The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? (2002); Peter and Jerry: (ACT 1, Homelife. ACT 2, The Zoo Story.) (2004); Me, Myself and I (2007).


Edward Albee’s Member Profile:

http://www.dramatistsguild.com/memberdirectory/getmembership.aspx?cid=9898