Madeleine George on What Plays are Good For

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:00pm

Kelly Writers House

Locust Walk at 38th Street

Madeleine George on What Plays are Good For


Please join us for a conversation on Friday, March 24, at 12:00PM, with MADELEINE GEORGE, whose play SEVEN HOMELESS MAMMOTHS WANDER NEW ENGLAND will run at the Annenberg Center for The Arts April 5-8. George is on campus as the Theatre Arts Program’s Visiting Artist this spring, working with Penn student actors and director Brooke O’Harra (Faculty in Theatre Arts) on the upcoming production. For this lunch, O’Harra and her students will lead a conversation with George about transformation, hope, gay people on the stage, and theatre in this moment.



Hosted by Theatre Arts Program faculty member Brooke O’Harra
Sponsored by the Theatre Arts Program and the Creative Writing Program
Friday, March 24, 12:00PM
Kelly Writers House | 3805 Locust Walk

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Madeleine George's plays, including The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence, Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England, Precious Little, and The Zero Hour, have been produced at theaters around the country.  She was a founding member of the Obie-winning playwrights' collective 13P (Thirteen Playwrights, Inc.), and is a resident playwright at New Dramatists. Madeleine's two novels are published by Viking Children's Books. Her first book, Looks, was one of Booklist's 2008 Top Ten First Novels for Youth, and a 2009 ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Her second book, The Difference Between You and Me, was a Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2012, a Junior Library Guild selection and an ALA Rainbow List selection.
Brooke O’Harra is cofounder of the OBIE Award-winning Theater of a Two-Headed Calf. She has developed and directed all 14 of Two-Headed Calf’s productions, including Drum of the Waves of Horikawa (HERE), Trifles (Ontological Hysteric) and the opera project You, My Mother (La MaMa, River to River Festival). O’Harra conceived, directed, wrote for, and performed in the Dyke Division of Two-Headed Calf’s live lesbian soap opera, Room for Cream, which ran for three seasons at La Mama ETC. Brooke has also created performances at the New Museum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Performing Garage and is a freelance director. She is the current recipient of the Doris Duke Impact Award for Theatre. Brooke is on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania’s Theatre Arts Program.

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