Todd London

Todd London is Executive Director of the University of Washington's School of Drama as Executive Director/Professor of Drama. He came to Seattle last year from 18 seasons as Artistic Director of New York's New Dramatists, the nation's oldest center for the support and development of playwrights.  His many books include 15 Actors, 20 Years: Making Lives In and Out of the Theatre, just out from Dutch Kills Press (available through www.toddlondon.net). Others:  An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art (TCG), The Importance of Staying Earnest: Writings from Inside the American Theatre (NoPassport); Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play (Theatre Development Fund), and The World’s Room, a novel (Steerforth Press). His column, “A Lover’s Guide to American Playwrights,” appears on howlround.com. Todd was the first recipient of Theatre Communications Group’s Visionary Leadership Award for “an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to advance the theatre field as a whole, nationally and/or internationally.” In June Chicago’s DePaul University Schools of Theatre and Music will present him with an honorary doctor of humane letters.

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