Part of the MFA in Creative Writing Program Playwrights Enrichment Series
Plainfield, Vt. – Goddard College today announced the visiting theatre professional for its Playwrights Enrichment Series at the upcoming MFA in Creative Writing residency in Vermont is Wendy Goldberg, award-winning director and artistic director of the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.
Wendy C. Goldberg is in her 11th season as artistic director of the National Playwrights Conference at the O’Neill, which, under her tenure in 2010, was awarded the Tony for Regional Theater Excellence. Goldberg has overseen the development of over 80 projects for the stage, most of which have gone onto world premiere productions, and have won every major playwriting award including the American Theater Critics Association Awards, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Obies and The Pulitzer Prize.
“The O’Neill is one of the nation’s leading new play development programs that give playwrights the ability to not only develop their plays, but launch their careers,” said playwright and MFA in Creative Writing faculty advisor Deborah Brevoort. “We are pleased to give Goddard’s playwriting student access to this important program,” she said.
Wendy Goldberg will lead a public discussion on The O’Neill Development Process at Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield, Vt., on January 6th, 2015, at 1:15 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
About Goddard College
Goddard College’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program was the first of its kind in the nation, founded in 1976. Goddard College, initially founded in 1863 as the Goddard Seminary in Barre, Vt., moved to its current Plainfield campus and was chartered in 1938 by founding President Royce “Tim” Pitkin. In 1963, Goddard became the first U.S. college to offer low-residency adult degree programs, and now offers accredited MA, MFA, BA and BFA adult degree programs in Plainfield, Vermont and sites in Seattle and Port Townsend, Washington. Goddard’s low-residency model offers the best of on-campus and distance education, with experienced faculty advisors, rigorous on-campus residencies, and the freedom to study from anywhere.