Edward Albee to Speak at Yale School of Drama

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The Yale Repertory Theatre and the Yale School of Drama will host a free discussion with Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee Oct. 22 in New Haven, CT.

Edward Albee
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The event is presented as part of the Yale Rep production of Albee's A Delicate Balance, which also begins performances Oct. 22. The production stars Kathleen Butler, John Carter, Kathleen Chalfant, Edward Herrmann, Ellen McLaughlin and Keira Naughton.

The 3 PM discussion will be moderated by Yale Rep resident dramaturg and Yale professor Catherine Sheehy.

Albee's work includes his Tony Award-winning dramas Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? He received Tony nominations for The Ballad of the Sad Café, Tiny Alice, A Delicate Balance, Seascape, and was awarded a Tony for Lifetime Achievement in 2005. His plays A Delicate Balance, Three Tall Women and Seascape were each awarded the Pulitzer Prize. His works also include Zoo Story, Homelife, The Lady from Dubuque, Marriage Play, The Play About the Baby and Occupant. His latest play, Me, Myself & I, runs through Oct. 31 at Playwrights Horizons Off-Broadway.

Albee has also been honored with the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts.

The discussion will take place at the Yale University Art Gallery McNeil Lecture Hall, located at 1111 Chapel Street.

Yale Rep tickets are available by visiting YaleRep, by calling (203) 432-1234 or by visiting the Yale Rep box office (1120 Chapel Street).

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