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Todd London

Author, If You See Him, Let Me Know

Todd London's second novel, If You See Him, Let Me Know, just published by Austin Macauley in London, is available wherever books are sold. His column, “A Lover’s Guide to American Playwrights,” appears on howlround.com. He is Co-Head of MFA Playwriting at The New School and Director of Theatre Relations at the Dramatists Guild. He was Executive Director/Professor at the University of Washington's School of Drama from 2014-2018, and for 18 seasons before that Artistic Director of New York's New Dramatists. His many books include 15 Actors, 20 Years: Making Lives In and Out of the Theatre (Dutch Kills Press), 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), The World’s Room, a novel (Steerforth Press), and forthcoming in May from Farrar, Straus, Giroux, This Is Not My Memoir, written with Andre Gregory. 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.” A past winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, in 2016 DePaul University's Schools of Theatre and Music presented him with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Can a Solo Performer Act Alone?
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Can a Solo Performer Act Alone?

15 April 2012

Todd Lincon reflects on the aftermath of the Mike Daisey scandal involving his one man showThe Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, and the resulting scandal. 

A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights
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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Harvey Fierstein

5 April 2012

Todd London's series of playwright tributes continues with Harvey Fierstein.

In Search of the Artistic Home
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In Search of the Artistic Home

13 January 2012

Kicking off our new series, Jamie Gahlon speaks with Todd London about what an artistic home means to him.

Lisa D'Amour, Melissa James Gibson, and Michael Steinberg at an awards ceremony.
A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights
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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Lisa D'Amour & Melissa James Gibson

21 November 2011
A portrait of playwright August Wilson
A Lover’s Guide to American Playwrights
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A Lover’s Guide to American Playwrights

August Wilson

7 August 2011
A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights
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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Julie Taymor

15 May 2011

Todd London celebrates the vast scope of Julie Taymor's body of work which draws on influences from all over the world.

Edward Albee headshot.
A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights
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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Edward Albee

28 February 2011

In this installation of A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights, Todd London salutes Edward Albee. 

Two actors on a couch
A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights
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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Horton Foote

23 January 2011

Todd London celebrates Horton Foote's body of work and the impact of memories on both his plays and his life.

A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights 
Series

A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights 

An ongoing series of tributes to contemporary playwrights.