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Why Paula Vogel Thinks One Scene in ‘How I Learned to Drive’ Makes No Sense, and How David Morse Solved It

Click here to read the full article. Playwright Paula Vogel won a Pulitzer Prize for her 25-year-old play “How I Learned to Drive,” which has been seen in productions around the world and is now on Broadway in a staging nominated for three Tony Awards. But there’s still one part of the play that remains a mystery even to her. Listen to this week’s “Stagecraft” podcast below: “It makes no sense in the structure of the play,” Vogel said on “Stagecraft,” Variety’s theater podcast, on which she appeared alongside the production’s Tony-nominated star David Morse. “It’s a complete interruption of the narrative.” She was describing...
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slantmagazine.com

Interview: Paula Vogel on Revisiting Her Pulitzer-Winning How I Learned to Drive

“I’m a very lucky playwright,” says Paula Vogel, acknowledging the remarkable success of the new Broadway production of How I Learned to Drive. But, of course, it’s more than luck. It’s a testament to the playwright who won a Pulitzer Prize for the deeply affecting coming-of-age story that resonates as strongly today as it did 25 years ago.
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Midland Reporter-Telegram

Martin McDonagh, Paula Vogel add to spring bounty on Broadway

NEW YORK - How can time stand still for so long? It has been almost 25 years to the day since Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse took their bows for the off-Broadway opening of "How I Learned to Drive." And here they are in that same play on Broadway - older, for sure, but delivering performances that now feel even wiser.
MARYLAND STATE
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visitsarasota.com

Pen to Paper with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Paula Vogel

“Pen to Paper with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Paula Vogel,” Friday, February 11th, 5pm ET: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, American Theater Hall of Fame Honoree, and Hermitage Fellow Paula Vogel offers an exploration of playwriting in which Paula and members of the audience will write a short play and work on writing exercises together. Culminating in an event Vogel lovingly calls a “bake-off” in which writers create and design a short play, there are no critiques during the workshop; rather, all writing prompts are seen as gifts to everyone in the room. No knowledge of theater or playwriting required – just an open mind and a willingness to explore the theatrical voice. This event is presented in partnership with Booker High School. The “Hermitage @ Booker” series features outdoor public programs intended for adults, as well as high-school and college students in the community. Registration is required at HermitageArtistRetreat.org ($5/person registration fee). Booker High School (outdoor courtyard), 3201 North Orange Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34234.
SARASOTA, FL

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright and Hermitage Fellow Paula Vogel to Present “Pen to Paper”

January 4, 2022 (Sarasota County, Florida) — Hermitage Fellow, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright, and American Theater Hall of Fame Honoree Paula Vogel will present a free community program: “Pen to Paper with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Paula Vogel” — on Friday, February 11th at 5pm ET, in the outdoor courtyard at Booker High School. Vogel, whose award-winning plays include How I Learned to Drive and Indecent, has taught playwriting for thirty years at Brown University and at the Yale School of Drama. For this next installment of “Hermitage @ Booker,” Vogel will lead a writing ‘bake-off’ in which the audience will collectively create and design a short play through writing prompts and exercises. “Pen to Paper” is a continuation of the “Hermitage @ Booker” series, a collaborative partnership between the Hermitage Artist Retreat and Booker High School’s Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) program, which launched in December with Hermitage Fellow and jazz musician Luke Stewart. The “Hermitage @ Booker” series features outdoor public programs intended for adults, as well as high-school and college students in the community.
SARASOTA, FL
Literary Hub

“The play doesn’t belong to the playwright.” Paula Vogel on collaboration in theater.

Today is the 70th birthday of the great Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer-winning playwright of Indecent and How I Learned to Drive. In celebration, we’re revisiting her 1997 BOMB conversation with Mary-Louise Parker, the original Lil’ Bit in How I Learned to Drive, which took place shortly after the play premiered—specifically, a particularly inspiring exchange where Vogel discusses the nourishing role of actors in the playwriting process.
newjerseystage.com

Kean Theatre Conservatory Presents "Indecent" by Paula Vogel

(UNION, NJ) -- Following a successful run of A.R. Gurney’s romantic comedy, Sylvia, Indecent, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, will open on November 12 at 7:30pm at Kean’s University’s Wilkins Theatre. Directed by Holly Logue, the Tony Award-nominated Indecent will run through November 20, 2021. Indecent is a deeply moving play inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance — a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. Indecent follows the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.
UNION, NJ
americantheatre.org

Ryan J. Haddad Receives Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Award

Haddad, an actor, playwright, and autobiographical performer, will be presented with the award on Nov. 12. NEW YORK CITY: The Vineyard Theatre announced on Oct. 22 that Ryan J. Haddad will receive the 2021-22 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. Haddad is the 14th recipient of the residency-based award, which is given annually to an emerging writer of exceptional promise and comes with a cash prize and artistic development support.
Broadway.com

Ryan J. Haddad Wins Vineyard Theatre’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award

Playwright and actor Ryan J. Haddad has been announced as the winner of the 2021-22 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award by the Vineyard Theatre. Haddad is the 14th recipient of the award, which is named in honor of playwright and teacher Paula Vogel and is given each year to an emerging writer of exceptional promise. The award comes with a cash prize and artistic development support. Haddad will be presented with the award at the Vineyard's Emerging Artists Celebration on November 12, which is set to be hosted by Is This A Room's creator Tina Satter and star Emily C. Davis.