"Working in the Theatre" Seminars to Feature Avenue Q, Fierstein, Albee, Vogel and More

News   "Working in the Theatre" Seminars to Feature Avenue Q, Fierstein, Albee, Vogel and More The fall season of the acclaimed "Working in the Theatre" seminars kicks off Oct. 7 at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York's Elebash Recital Hall.

Harvey Fierstein and Paula Vogel
Harvey Fierstein and Paula Vogel

Created by the late American Theatre Wing Chairman Isabelle Stevenson, the series, now in its 31st year, presents major theatre personalities discussing their craft.

The Oct. 7 seminar, simply titled "Playwrights," will feature a roundtable discussion with Edward Albee, Harvey Fierstein, Paula Vogel and John Weidman. Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, editor of the "Best Plays" series, will moderate the 12-1:30 PM discussion.

"Puppetry and Theatre" is the title of the second seminar, set for 12-1:30 PM on Oct. 21. American Theatre Wing Executive Director Howard Sherman will moderate the discussion, which is set to feature Avenue Q's Jennifer Barnhart and Rick Lyon; Pam Arciero, the artistic director of the O'Neill Puppetry Conference; Roman Paska, the past director of the International Institute of Puppetry; and Symphonie Fantastique's Basil Twist.

The fall season concludes Nov. 4 with "The Not for Profits of Broadway." The 12 PM discussion, moderated by Theatre Communications Group's Ben Cameron, is set to include Lincoln Center's Andre Bishop and Bernard Gersten, Manhattan Theatre Club's Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove and the Roundabout Theatre Company's Todd Haimes and Ellen Richard.

The Elebash Recital Hall is located within The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street. Tickets, priced at $10, are available by calling (212) 817-8215. (American Theatre Wing members can reserve free of charge through the Wing.)

The "Working in the Theatre" Seminar series is broadcast five times a week on CUNY-TV (Time Warner channel 75 and RCN channel 106). Winter seminars will be held Dec. 2 and 9, 2004 and Jan. 13, 2005.

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