Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel to lead next 'Hermitage @ Booker' program


Hermitage Fellow Paula Vogel will present a free community program, “Pen to Paper with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Paula Vogel,” on Feb. 11 in the outdoor courtyard at Booker High School.

Vogel, also an American Theater Hall of Fame honoree whose award-winning plays include "How I Learned to Drive" and "Indecent," has taught playwriting for 30 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 and high school and college students.

Vogel’s plays include "The Long Christmas Ride Home," "The Mineola Twins," "The Baltimore Waltz," "Hot 'N' Throbbing," "Desdemona," "And Baby Makes Seven," "The Oldest Profession," "A Civil War Christmas," and "Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq."

Vogel has been developing her playwriting memoir, "How To Bake A Play," as part of her Hermitage residency. For more information, visit

Submitted by Lynn Riechmann

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