Panel Discussion with Extraordinary Playwrights

Apr. 5, 2024, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

“Women Rewriting the Canon: Adaptation as Intervention in Contemporary Playwriting”

This spring, the Vassar College Drama Department’s production season was centered around adaptations. Specifically, around adaptations of canonical plays or stories that were written by living female playwrights: Hurricane Diane by Madeleine George, an adaptation of Euripides’s final tragedy, The Bacchae; and Or, by Liz Duffy Adams, not an adaptation of a play, per se, but of a personality, taking up the life and work of the English Restoration’s first female playwright, Aphra Behn. For this event, “Women Rewriting the Canon,” we are thrilled to be able to welcome these extraordinary playwrights to campus for a conversation with Vassar Drama faculty members Amanda Culp and Peter Gil-Sheridan. The evening will feature short performances from each play, followed by a panel discussion on the art and craft of adaptation, and the value of returning to, and rewriting, the canon. 

This event is sponsored by the Helen Forster Novy ’28 Fund.

Open to the Public. 

Reservations required. Reserve your tickets on beginning March 22, 2024.

side-by-side portraits of Liz Duffy Adams and Madeleine George with the words "panel discussion with playwrights!"
       Liz Duffy Adams and Madeleine George