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Community Event

Monday, October 24
6pm EDT

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts presents a conversation with DG Council Member George C. Wolfe, exploring his remarkable career as a playwright and director. This free, in-person event will also include screen clips from some of the recordings of Wolfe's plays and musicals that are in the Library's Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT) Archive.

Playwright and artistic director George C. Wolfe was born on September 23, 1954 in Frankfort, Kentucky. Wolfe staged several plays in Los Angeles before moving to New York in 1979, where he graduated with his M.F.A. degree in 1983 from New York University School of the Arts. He premiered Paradise! in 1985, and The Colored Museum in 1986, which garnered Wolfe national attention, as well as the attention of New York Shakespeare Festival founder Joseph Papp. Following the premiere of Spunk (1989), Papp named Wolfe a resident director in 1990. Wolfe won his first Obie award for Spunk’s New York production that same year. In 1992, Wolfe made his Broadway debut with Jelly’s Last Jam at the Virginia Theatre, and achieved widespread recognition when he directed the Broadway premiere of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America in 1993. Read more.

While tickets to all events at the Library for the Performing Arts are free, seating is granted on a first come first served basis. Please be advised that the Library encourages mask wearing in all public spaces.

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