October 2015

September & October Achievements

Faculty ​Deborah Brevoort is the winner of the 2015 Liberty Live commission, a partnership between Premiere Stages and the Liberty Hall Museum in Union, NJ, to commission a new play that celebrates some aspect of New Jersey history. Deborah will write a play called MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT to dramatize the night that singer Marian […]

Goddard Faculty Member Deborah Brevoort Wins 2015 Liberty Live Commission

Deborah Brevoort, a faculty member in Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, is the winner of the 2015 Liberty Live commission,  a partnership between Premiere Stages and the Liberty Hall Museum in Union, New Jersey, to commission a new play that celebrates some aspect of New Jersey history. Brevoort’s play My Lord, What a Night […]

September 2015

June, July and August 2015 Achievements

Faculty Deborah Brevoort and Stephanie Salzman have been awarded a grant from the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust for Crossing Over, their Amish Hip Hip musical.  The trust was founded in 2001 to assist musical theatre writers launch new projects. The grant will help pay for a demo recording of the musical.​ Jan Clausen has just published Part II of […]

May 2015

MFA Alumna Wins 2015 Donald Justice Poetry Prize

Congratulations to Pat Valdata (MFAW ’91) who, with Jeff Hardin, has won the Donald Justice Prize for poetry in 2015. Each will receive a $1,000 prize and their books will be published by West Chester University. The competition, for a book-length manuscript written primarily in form, was judged by poet Dick Davis. Valdata, adjunct associate […]

December 2014

November and December 2014 Achievements

Faculty Jan Clausen‘s poem “The Wave That Is the Motion of the World” appears in Drunken Boat 20. Her book, Veiled Spill: A Sequence, is now available from SPD and Amazon.  Better yet, order directly from GenPop Books, which is a great way to support to an adventurous independent publisher.  Jan will be reading from the […]

August 2014

July and August 2014 Achievements

Faculty Ryan Boudinot‘s story “Readers and Writers,” originally published in Post Road and nominated for a Pushcart Prize, is a story of the month on the Commitee Room. An interview with Ryan appears in the inaugural issue of online magazine Moss. Deborah Brevoort’s backstage farce The Velvet Weapon was produced at the Trustus Theatre in […]

June 2014

May and June 2014 Achievements

Faculty Deborah Brevoort’s plays, The Women of Lockerbie and The Comfort Team were published by No Passport Press.  Also, her play, The Velvet Weapon will receive a staged workshop in the Launch Pad program at UC Santa Barbara and a public reading in July followed by a Q & A with the author. Rebecca Brown […]

May 2014

March and April 2014 Achievements

Faculty Deborah Brevoort’s opera Die Fledermaus (aka The Polar Bat) was performed in April by the Anchorage Opera, and her backstage farce, The Velvet Weapon received a reading in the “Rhythm and Rebellion” series at the Wooly Mammoth Theater in Washington DC on April 20th. Jan Clausen‘s review of Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials […]

March 2014

January and February 2014 Achievements

Faculty Kyle Bass has been commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association to write a play based on events of 1839 involving a fugitive enslaved woman, abolitionist Gerrit Smith, and a young Elizabeth Cady (Stanton). Deborah Brevoort was invited in February to teach three playwriting workshops at the San Miguel Writer’s Conference in San Miguel de […]

January 2014

November and December 2013 Achievements

Faculty Deborah Brevoort was inducted into the National Theatre Conference, an organization of theatre educators and professional theatre practitioners from around the US.  The NTC is a think tank, dedicated to addressing issues facing the American theatre.  She will also be in residence at  CAP 21 in New York City in January 2014 to further […]