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Date: Mar 28, 2008
PLAYWRIGHT LYNN NOTTAGE CLOSES THE FOURTH SEASON OF HOFSTRA'S "GREAT WRITERS, GREAT READINGS" SERIES
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 11:15 a.m.; Guthart Cultural Center Theater, First Floor Axinn Library, South CampusHofstra University, Hempstead, New York ... Lynn Nottage, playwright of Intimate Apparel, winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, is the final guest of Hofstra’s 2007-2008 “Great Writers, Great Readings” series. Her reading will take place at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, at the Guthart Cultural Center Theater, located on the first floor of the Axinn Library, South Campus.
This event is free and open to the public. For information, please call (516) 463-5410.
Ms. Nottage’s Intimate Apparel was produced by New York’s Roundabout Theatre Company. In addition to the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, the play received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play, the John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award, the 2004 Steinberg /American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award and the 2004 Francesca Primus Prize. Her next play, Fabulation Or, the Re-education of Undine, was produced by Playwrights Horizons and received a highly-acclaimed production at the Tricycle Theatre in London. Both plays are published in an anthology by the Theatre Communications Group (TCG).
Another anthology of Ms. Nottage’s plays, Crumbs From the Table of Joy And Other Plays, was published by TCG. Her plays have been produced and developed at theaters throughout the country, including the Alliance Theatre, Second Stage, the Vineyard, Freedom Theatre, Crossroads Theatre, the Intiman, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Steppenwolf, Yale Repertory and the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, among many others.
Ms. Nottage wrote the feature film Side Streets, an official selection at the Venice and Sundance Film Festivals. She is currently writing an adaptation of the novel The Dew Breaker for HBO Films. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious PEN/Laura Pels Award for literary excellence, the Guggenheim grant for playwriting, and fellowships from Manhattan Theatre Club, New Dramatists and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
“Great Writers, Great Readings” was launched by Hofstra University in recognition of the importance of writing and literature in a liberal arts education. In addition to a baccalaureate degree in English, Hofstra offers a Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing. The program’s faculty include eminent essayist Philip Lopate, writers Eric Brogger and Julia Markus and two Guggenheim Fellows: novelist Martha McPhee and poet Phillis Levin.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 145 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 22 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence, cutting edge technology, extensive library resources, internships and special educational programs that appeal to their interests and abilities. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.