Edward Albee Lecture

The Melbourne Theatre Company will soon take advantage of a local visit by one of the great American playwright’s, Edward Albee, in a free lecture on Sunday 17th October at 3pm, in the Sumner Theatre, Southbank.

Most famous for his scorching 1962 drama Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 82 year-old Albee is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner. He was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 2005. Albee resides in New York City and to this day continues to mentor new writers for the theatre. I believe Albee is also still involved with the American Theatre Wing, as one of the coveted voters for the annual Tony Awards on Broadway.

This will not actually be a lecture, but is being billed as “Edward Albee in Conversation”. The playwright will be interviewed by Radio National’s Amanda Smith.

This event is highly relevant for lovers of theatre, drama teachers and performing arts university students.

Bookings essential: Edward Albee @ MTC.

Update: Here’s an unrelated interview with Edward Albee on the web from 2005, just prior to the playwright receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award.

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