Playwright Tina Howe will deliver the Lucille Lortel Playwriting Lecture, "Woman as Scavenger, Cook and Main Course" 8 PM Feb. 18 at the Miller Theatre on Columbia University's campus.
Howe, most recently represented Off-Broadway with Pride's Crossing, was nominated for a 1987 Tony Award for the comedy Coastal Disturbances. Other citations she has received include an Obie for Distinguished Playwriting an Outer Critics Circle Award and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. Other plays by Howe are Museum, Painting Churches, Approaching Zanzibar and One Shoe Off.
The lecture's title probably takes a whimsical cue from Howe's acclaimed 1979 work, The Art of Dining, which followed the neurotic occupants of a small restaurant.
Tickets are free and available at the Miller Theatre box office only on Feb. 18 from 2-8 PM. No reservations are accepted. The Miller Theatre is located at 2960 Broadway at 116th Street.
For further information, contact Columbia University's Theatre Division at (212) 854-3408. -- By Christine Ehren