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Public Talk With American Playwright Lucy Thurber at W&L

Lucy Thurber
Lucy Thurber
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Julie Cline
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Playwright Lucy Thurber will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Friday, March 27, at 3:35 p.m. (H hour) in the Keller Theater of Lenfest Hall. It is free and open to the public.

The title of her talk is "Public Talk and Discussion with Provocative American Playwright Lucy Thurber."

Lucy Thurber is the author of seven plays: "Where We're Born," "Ashville," "Scarcity," "Killers and Other Family," "Stay," "Bottom of The World" and "Monstrosity." Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City has produced three of her plays, "Where We're Born," "Killers and other Family" and "Stay." The famed off-Broadway theater, Atlantic Theater Company, opened their '07 season with her play "Scarcity."

Thurber was the recipient of the 2000/2001 Manhattan Theatre Club playwriting fellowship. She was a guest artist twice at Alaska's largest professional theater, The Perseverance Theater, where she helped to adapt both "Moby Dick" and "Desire Under The Elms."

Thurber has had readings and workshops at Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, MCC Theatre, Encore Theatre in San Francisco, New River Dramatists and SOHO Rep, among others. Her ten-minute play "Dinner" is published in a collection called, Not So Sweet, 16 plays from SOHO Rep's 10-minute play festival. Her produced plays are published by Dramatists Play Service.

Thurber is a member of MCC Playwrights' Coalition, Primary Stages writing group, 13P and New Dramatists. She is currently writing a new play under commission from Playwrights Horizons and a film project for Vox3 and director Deborah Granik.