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Brighde Mullins

Brighde Mullins is a playwright and teacher. Her plays include Monkey in the Middle; Rare Bird; The Bourgeois Pig; Those Who Can, Do;  and many others.

BRIGHDE MULLINS: bio

Brighde Mullins’s plays include Rare Bird (Pioneer Theatre Company); Those Who Can, Do (Clubbed Thumb); Monkey in the Middle (N.Y.U);  Fire Eater (The Tristan Bates Theatre, London);  Topographical Eden (the Magic); Increase (LaMaMa) and Pathological Venus (Ensemble Studio Theatre). 

 Her awards include a Guggenheim Award, a United States Artists Fellowship and a Whiting Foundation Fellowship. She has held residencies at Lincoln Center, New York Stage and Film, Mabou Mines (with Lee Breuer), and the Institute for Art and Civic Dialogue (with Anna Deavere Smith).  She is a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop, and has been a Core Member of the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.  She has taught at Harvard University (where she was a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer); Brown University; and at the California Institute of the Arts (where she was the Director of the MFA in Writing).   She has taught and worked in grade schools in the Bronx and Harlem, as well as women’s prisons.  For fifteen years she was the Director of the Readings in Contemporary Poetry Series at Dia Art Foundation, where she also designed, developed and initiated an Arts Education program. She was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, and studied English and Theatre at the University of Nevada, and she holds M.F.A.s from the Yale School of Drama (Playwriting) and the Iowa Writers Workshop (Poetry). She recently served as Writer in Residence at Deep Springs College, a working ranch and innovative center of liberal education in the Sierra Nevada Region of California.

 

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Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at The Theatre @ Boston Court, Pasadena
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Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at The Theatre @ Boston Court, Pasadena

7 October 2014

Brighde Mullins writes about Andrei Belgrader's production of Samuel Beckett's Happy Days, and then zooms out to discuss the sucess of Beckett's work in post-Katrina New Orleans and San Quentin prison.

My Aristotle, My Las Vegas
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My Aristotle, My Las Vegas

24 September 2014

Brighde Mullins provides insight into her journey of becoming a playwright.