Paula Vogel’s plays include The Baltimore Waltz, Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief, The Oldest Profession, Hot ‘N Throbbing, How I Learned to Drive, The Mineola Twins, The Long Christmas Ride Home, and Civil War Christmas, among others. They have been performed at the Vineyard Theatre, Lortel Theatre, Signature Theatre, Second Stage, and Circle Repertory in New York, and regionally at The American Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Center Stage and Alley Theatre, among others.
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The Baltimore Waltz won the Obie Award for Best Play in 1992, and How I Learned to Drive won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie Awards for Best Play. Other awards include a 1996 John Simon Guggenheim, a Peco Charitable Trust/TCG Senior Artist residency fellowship, several National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the AT&T New Plays Award, and The Fund for New American Plays. She is a member of New Dramatists, and her anthologies The Mammary Plays and The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays (including And Baby Makes Seven) have been published by TCG.
Purpleman Theater Company is dedicated to the production of new works and "bruised beauties." Past productions include the world premieres of Time Is the Mercy of Eternity, by Deb Margolin; Population: 8, by Nicholas Gray; Broken Hands (winner of two FringeNYC Awards), by Moby Pomerance; and Days And Nights: page 121, lines 11 & 12, devised by the company. Whether by finding and developing new works by contemporary playwrights, producing innovative productions of established works, or by devising organic pieces, Purpleman seeks to engage with theatre's unique ability to bring people together to bear witness as a community.
New Ohio Theatre strengthens, nurtures and promotes a vast community of independent theatre companies and artists by developing, curating, and presenting new work in the West Village. We believe the best of New York's independent theatre community operates at the core of the contemporary theatre conversation, and acts collectively to expand the boundaries of the public imagination. As a two-time OBIE Award-winning performance venue, we provide a professional, high-profile platform for downtown's most mature, ridiculous, engaged, irreverent, gut-wrenching, frivolous, sophisticated, foolish, and profound theatrical endeavors.