A Decade of New Comedy: Plays from the Humana Festival, Volume 2

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Michael Bigelow Dixon, Michele Volansky
Pearson Education, 1996 - Drama - 268 pages
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1996 marked the 20th anniversary of the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival of New Plays. Heinemann, together with ATL's Michael Bigelow Dixon and Michele Volansky, bring together 10 of the best comedies in two anniversary volumes.

Volume Two:

  • "The Death of Zukasky" - Richard Strand
  • "Cementville" - Jane Martin
  • "Watermelon Rinds" - Regina Taylor
  • "Below the Belt" - Richard Dresser
  • "Trudy Blue" - Marsha Norman
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    Cementville Jane Martin
    Watermelon Rinds Regina Taylor
    Below the Belt Richard Dresser

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    About the author (1996)

    Michele Volansky is Assistant Professor of Drama at Washington College and the dramaturg for the PlayPenn New Play Development Conference. She has worked on more than 150 plays, including the Broadway productions of Buried Child and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. She has worked with numerous theatrical groups, including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and the Philadelphia Theatre Company. In 1999 she won the inaugural Elliot Hayes Award for Dramaturgy and is also past President of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. She is also a doctoral candidate at the University of Hull (England), writing about the critics Kenneth Tynan and Frank Rich.

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