Hosted by Victoria Westhead ’83, P’17, P’19, Pembroke Center Associates Council Vice-Chair
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Brooklyn Heights, NY
Sarah Ruhl's plays include In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Pulitzer Prize finalist, 2010; Tony Award nominee for best new play), The Clean House (Pulitzer Prize Finalist, 2005; The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, 2004); Passion Play, a cycle (Pen American award, The Fourth Freedom Forum Playwriting Award from The Kennedy Center); Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Helen Hayes award); Melancholy Play; Eurydice; Orlando, Demeter in the City (NAACP nomination), Late: A Cowboy Song; Three Sisters; and most recently, Stage Kiss and Dear Elizabeth. She is also the author of 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write: On Umbrellas and Sword Fights, Parades and Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, and Theater, which was selected as one of the "100 Notable Books of 2014" by the New York Times.
Her plays have been produced on Broadway, all over the country, and internationally; and have been translated into Polish, Russian, Spanish, Norwegian, Korean, German and Arabic. She was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship in 2006, and she recently recieved the PEN Center Award for a mid-career playwright, the Feminist Press’ Forty under Forty award, and the Lilly Award. Ruhl studied with Paula Vogel at Brown and is on the faculty at Yale School of Drama.
Space is limited and preregistration is required. R.S.V.P. to Martha Hamblett by April 13, 2016 at 401-863-3433 or via email to Pembroke_Associates@brown.edu.
Photo courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.