Press Release: Jacqueline E. Lawton discusses the State of the DC Playwright
On January 26, 2012, Jacqueline E. Lawton will discuss on the The State of the DC Playwright: A Town Hall Conversation (Theater J). This monumental town hall conversation hosted by Theater J and DC-Area Playwrights Group will be moderated by Gwydion Suilebhan (Playwright). Additional panelists include Renee Calarco (Playwright), Jon Spelman (Playwright), Stephen Spotswood, (Playwright) and Laura Zam (Solo Performance Artist). Honored guests and invited respondents include David Dower (formerly American Voices New Play Institute/currently at Emerson College for the Art), and Jason Loewith and Jojo Ruf (National New Play Network).
JACQUELINE E. LAWTON - Playwright
JACQUELINE E. LAWTON was named one of 30 of the nation's leading black playwrights by Arena Stage’s American Voices New Play Institute. Her plays include: Anna K; Blood-bound and Tongue-tied; Deep Belly Beautiful;The Devil’s Sweet Water; The Hampton Years; Ira Aldridge: the African Roscius; Lions of Industry, Mothers of Invention; Love Brothers Serenade (2013 semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference); Mad Breed; Noms de Guerre; and Our Man Beverly Snow. Ms. Lawton received her MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a James A. Michener Fellow. She is a 2012 TCG Young Leaders of Color award recipient, National New Play Network (NNPN) Playwright Alum, and member of Arena Stage's Playwrights' Arena. She is also a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America.