Playwright Deborah Brevoort will discuss her works
and influences in her talk “The Writer’s Impulse and the Writing of
The Women of Lockerbie” on Monday, October 5 at 3:30 p.m. at Mount
Saint Mary College, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh, N.Y.
The free event, open to the public, will take place in the
college’s Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center, room 218.
Brevoort is best known for her play “The Women of Lockerbie,” in
which a mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie
Scotland, looking for the remains of her son, who was lost in a
plane crash. The play won the Kennedy Center’s Fund for New
American Plays Award and the silver medal in the Onassis
International Playwriting Competition. It has been produced all
over the US and internationally in Scotland, England, Ireland,
Japan, Greece, Spain, Poland, Belarus, and Australia.
Mount Saint Mary College’s theater group, led by assistant
professor James Phillips, will perform “The Women of Lockerbie” on
November 12, 13, and 14 at 7:30 p.m. each night. For reservations,
call the box office at 845-569-3179.
Brevoort also wrote “The Comfort Team,” about military wives
during the surge of Iraq; “The Poetry of Pizza,” a cross-cultural
comedy about love; and “The Blue-Sky Boys,” a comedy about the
intersection of creativity and science in NASA’s Apollo
Originally from Alaska, Brevoort now lives in the New York City
area. She is a co-founder of Theatre Without Borders, a group of
individual artists dedicated to international theatre exchange.
She holds MFA’s in playwriting from Brown University and in
musical theatre writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where
she was the Yip Harburg Fellow. She currently teaches in the NYU
graduate musical theatre writing program and in the MFA playwriting
programs at Columbia University and Goddard College.