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Deborah Salem Smith

Deborah Salem Smith is the playwright-in-residence at Trinity Repertory Company. In 2014, she was awarded a New Play Commission by Trinity Rep. In 2013, she received a novel commission from Lifespan Hospitals to write and present the one-act Defeat is an Orphan at Grand Rounds. Her play Love Alone received an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award as well as an Honorable Mention by the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award. It was also a finalist for the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award for Best New Play of 2013. Smith's previous honors include an Emerging American Artist Fulbright for playwriting in Dublin, Ireland, where she worked with the Abbey Theatre, Ireland's national theater, and served as a Visiting Academic at the Trinity College School of Drama. Her work has been recognized by a National Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, a Bray Visiting Scholar/Creative Artists Fellowship at Alpert Medical School at Brown University, a MacDowell Fellowship, a Colby Fellowship, a Major Hopwood Award, as well as writing and visual arts prizes from the University of Michigan and Princeton University. Her plays include: Faithful Cheaters, Love Alone, Some Things Are Private, and Boots on the Ground. Her website is www.deborahsalemsmith.com.

Great Art is Local
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Great Art is Local

Playwright Deborah Salem Smith Interviews Curt Columbus, Artistic Director of Trinity Repertory Company

4 March 2015

Deborah Salem Smith, playwright-in-residence at Trinity Repertory Company interviews Curt Columbus, Artistic Director of Trinity Rep.

The Case for Long-Term Playwright Residencies
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The Case for Long-Term Playwright Residencies

21 January 2015

Playwright Deborah Salem Smith discusses the benefits of being a long-term playwright in residence at Trinity Repertory Company.