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Edward Albee reviewing a script.
Edward Albee S U G G E S T E D
Playwright, Edward Albee has defined modern American theater with four decades of provocative, controversial and brilliant plays. A three-time Pulitzer Prizewinner, he has been called “the greatest living playwright” by The New Yorker. Albee is perhaps best known for his 1962 drama, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? It won both the Tony and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards and is widely considered a classic of contemporary theater. In his lectures, Albee describes the power of the arts as a catalyst for change. He believes that art should be dangerous, that it should reveal all of our shortcomings and complacency, hopefully inspiring us to live our lives more fully. Albee’s other groundbreaking plays include The Zoo Story, A Delicate Balance, Seascape, Three Tall Women and The Goat or Who is Sylvia, which won the Tony Award. He is a Kennedy Center Honoree, was awarded the National Medal of Arts, and received a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre. Albee had three plays produced in New York during the 20072008 season: Peter and Jerry, with Bill Pullman; a revival of his oneacts, The American Dream and The Sandbox; and Occupant, about Louise Nevelson. His most recent play, Me, Myself and I, opened at the McCarter Theater in New Jersey in January 2008.
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