19th Annual Literary Festival
19th Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 10-13, 1996

Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play, Angels in America, consists of two plays: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika. Both plays were commissioned by Eureka Theatre through a special projects grant from the New York State Council of the Arts, an NEA direction fellowship, a Princess Grace Foundation Theatre Award, and 1990 Whiting Foundation Writers Award. He has served as Director of Literary Services for Theatre Communications Group, and has taught at New York University Graduate Theatre Program, Yale University, The University of Iowa, Princeton University and at Julliard School of Drama, where he was playwright in residence for two years. Kushner was born in Manhattan in 1956 and grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He has a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.F.A. in directing from NYU, where he studied with Carl Weber.    [extracted from 1996 brochure]

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