NEW YORK (AP) — The Dramatists Guild Fund has convinced some theatrical heavy-hitters like two-time Tony winner Terrence McNally and Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel to hit the road offering writing workshops, master classes, talkbacks and other public events.
The fund said Wednesday that McNally, Vogel, composing team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and playwrights Anna Ziegler, Lauren Yee and Chisa Hutchinson will be Traveling Masters, making public appearances in Hawaii, Pennsylvania, New York, Missouri, Minnesota and West Virginia.
Madeleine George, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for "The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence," started the process this year when she hit South Carolina in early February.
Ahrens and Flaherty wrote the score of "Ragtime," Ziegler wrote the West End's "Photograph 51," and Yee's plays include "Ching Chong Chinaman." Hutchinson is a Lanford Wilson Award winner.