Category Archives: Announcements

María Irene Fornés, Writer of Spare, Poetic Plays, Dies at 88

Ms. Fornés won acclaim and awards for her experimental works. But her fellow playwrights often said her achievements far outstripped her fame.

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BPPI Author Joe Pintauro Has Passed Away

Longtime BPPI author Joe Pintauro has passed. The New York Times obituary may be found here: Joe Pintauro, Playwright Who Had Been a Priest, Dies at 87
New York Newsday: LI playwright Joe Pintauro dies at 87
Playbill: Playwright Joe Pintauro Dies at 87

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BPPI Author A. R. Gurney Has Passed Away

Longtime BPPI author A. R. Gurney, “Pete” to those who knew him, has passed on. The New York Times obituary may be found here: A. R. Gurney, Playwright Who Explored Upper-Crust Anxieties, Dies at 86
A follow-up piece by Ben Brantley appears here: A Patrician Older Gentleman Morphs Into an Angry Young Man

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BPPI Author Trish Vradenburg Has Passed Away

BPPI author and crusader against Alzheimer’s Trish Vradenburg has passed away: New York Times
BPPI sends its condolences to Trish’s husband, George, her family, and friends.

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BPPI Author 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship Winner

Congratulations to BPPI author Rogelio Martinez, winner of a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship in Drama.

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Ludmilla Bollow’s The Woman with 27 Children Plays in Hong Kong

A cool poster image for Ludmilla Bollow’s The Woman with 27 Children which plays in Hong Kong this month at Sha Tin Town Hall.

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DGF Video Interview with Tony Kushner

The Dramatists Guild Fund’s invaluable Legacy Project series of video interviews now includes an interview with BPPI author Tony Kushner, which was shared with us by Seth Cotterman, DGF’s Director of Marketing & Outreach.

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BPPI Author Winner of 2016 National Latino Playwriting Award

Congratulations to BPPI author Desi Moreno-Penson, winner of Arizona Theatre Company’s 2016 National Latino Playwriting Award for her play BEIGE.

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BPPI Authors 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship Winners

Congratulations to BPPI Authors Christina Masciotti and Betty Shamieh, winners of 2016 Guggenheim Fellowships in Drama.

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