A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights 

An ongoing series of tributes to contemporary playwrights.

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A Lover’s Guide to American Playwrights

Quiara Alegría Hudes

30 October 2018

In this installation of A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights, Todd London celebrates Quiara Alegría Hudes.

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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Carlyle Brown

4 June 2018

Todd London celebrates playwright Carlyle Brown, who recently won the William Inge Theater Festival’s award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater.

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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

María Irene Fornés

10 April 2018

Todd London celebrates playwright María Irene Fornés.

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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Lynn Nottage

23 April 2017

Todd London celebrates the work of Lynn Nottage.

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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Sarah Ruhl

18 November 2016

Todd London’s ode to Sarah Ruhl, on the occasion of her winning the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award.

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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Taylor Mac

5 October 2016

Todd London writes about playwright and performer Taylor Mac, and looks forward to A 24-Decade History of Popular Music.

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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Edward Albee

17 September 2016

In this installation of A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights, Todd London salutes Edward Albee who passed away on September 16, 2016. This article was originally published on HowlRound February 27, 2011.

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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Anne Washburn

8 May 2016

Todd London on playwright Anne Washburn on winning the Herb Alpert Award for Theatre.

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A Lover’s Guide to American Playwrights—I Married a Playwright

Karen Hartman

4 February 2015

Todd London's latest addition to his column, A Lover’s Guide to American Playwrights, is about his own personal resident playwright—Karen Hartman—and the “wilderness of mid-career.”

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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Kia Corthron

10 September 2014

Todd London on playwright Kia Cothron on winning the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prize from Yale University.

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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Lucy Thurber

1 September 2013

Todd London on Obie Award winner and American playwright Lucy Thurber.

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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Stephen Adly Guirgis

6 December 2012

Todd London on playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis.

A portrait of Eisa Davis.
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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Eisa Davis

7 July 2012

Todd London on playwright, actress, singer-songwriter, ethnographer, and sometime-arts journalist Eisa Davis

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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.

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

August Wilson

7 August 2011
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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.
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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. 

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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.

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