题 目：Families, Form, Diversity, Impact: American Playwrights from
Carol Bolt (August 25, 1941 – November 28, 2000) was a Canadian
playwright. She was a founding member and, for several years, president
of the Playwrights Union of Canada.
主 持 人：陈爱敏 教授
A survey of landmark plays and playwrights from 1970-2000, paying
special to attention to the importance of the “family” play in America
and plays that have had a positive effect on public policy, such as John
Herbert’s Fortune and Men’s Eyes , a
Canadian play that premiered in New York City and helped lead to
American prison reform and the winning of some gay rights. This era of
American theatre saw the emergence of writers from diverse cultural
backgrounds (women, queer, African-American, Chinese-American, Latino/a
writers). Playwrights experimented with form, drawing inspiration from
visual art, music, and dance. Play creation techniques from influential
playwrights/teachers of playwriting will also be discussed.
For television, Bolt’s writing credits include Tales of the Klondike,
two episodes of the animated children’s series The Raccoons, and a
single episode of Fraggle Rock.
Elaine Avila is the Endowed Chair and Head of the MFA Program in
Dramatic Writing at the University of New Mexico. She is an
award-winning playwright in the United States and Canada. Notable plays
include: Jane Austen, Action Figure…and Other
Plays (Premieres/Workshops: New
York City; Vancouver, Canada; Portland, Oregon; Panama City, Panama),
(London, England; Edmonton, Canada; New Mexico), Burn Gloom (Vancouver,
BC, a music-theatre collaboration involving writers from 14 cities,
including Guangzhou, Malawi, Santiago, Tasmania, Bali, New York City,
Montreal, and Belle Ile, France). She is the recipient of numerous
awards and grants including The Victoria Critic’s Circle for Best New
Play, a Canada Council Millennium Grant, “New Works for Young Women”
Award/Residency from Tulsa University, the A.S.K. Theatre Projects
Scholarship, Research (in Lisbon, Portugal) and Teaching Grants, the
University of New Mexico and the Alden B. Dow Fellowship.
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题 目：Firsts and Beyond Borders: American and Canadian Playwrights
讲座时间：2010.12.16 2：30-4：30 p.m.
Firsts and Beyond Borders: American and Canadian Playwrights from
Families, Form, Diversity, Impact: American Playwrights from
betway必威体育，Bolt’s best known play is the thriller One Night Stand, which was turned
into a film in 1978. Her other plays include examinations of
Canadian-specific motifs and political issues, such as Buffalo Jump
(examining Canada during the depression era of the 1930s) and Red Emma
(about radical anarchist Emma Goldman). Her last play was Famous,
produced on stage in 1997.