Ghost-Writer Playwright Hollinger To Speak at QTC

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QTC is honored to have “Ghost-Writer” playwright Michael Hollinger join us for the after-show talkback following the 2pm matinee on Sunday, April 14th. Folger Theatre dramaturg Michele Osherow will moderate the discussion which will also include “Ghost-Writer” director Laura Giannarelli and her cast–Carol Spring, Steve LaRocque, and Stephanie Mumford.

MICHAEL HOLLINGER’s previously produced plays include “Under the Skin”, “Ghost-Writer”, “Opus”, “Tooth and Claw”, “Red Herring”, “Incorruptible”, “Tiny Island”, and “An Empty Plate in the Café Du Grand Boeuf”, all of which premiered at Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Company and which have together enjoyed numerous productions around the country, in New York City and abroad. Work premiered elsewhere includes “Sing the Body Electric” at Philadelphia’s Theatre Exile; “Hope and Gravity” at Pittsburgh’s City Theatre; a new translation of “Cyrano” (co-adapted with Aaron Posner) at the Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C.; and the musical “A Wonderful Noise” (co-authored with Vance Lehmkuhl) at Colorado’s Creede Repertory Theatre. Last season, the Arden also premiered Michael’s new musical “TouchTones” (co-authored with composer Robert Maggio). Awards include a Steinberg New Play Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, a Mid-Atlantic Emmy, an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, four Barrymore Awards (including the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist), nominations for Lucille Lortel and John Gassner awards, and fellowships from the Independence Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Michael is a Professor of Theatre at Villanova University, where he also serves as Artistic Director of Villanova Theatre, and a proud alumnus of New Dramatists. He shares a life with actor/educator Megan Bellwoar, and their children Benjamin and Willa.

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