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Awards

  • 2012 - National Council on Crime and Delinquency/Prevention for a Safer Society Award, published October 27, 2011

    "Redemption"

  • 2012 - Bert Greene Award/International Association of Culinary Professionals, published January 20, 2011

    "Czech, Please"

2003 Stories by Juliet Wittman

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  • Healthy Acting

    published December 18, 2003

    Last Summer at Bluefish Cove starts out well enough: A timidly conventional housewife, Eva, stumbles unaware into a secluded seaside... More >>

  • Fairy Amusing

    published December 18, 2003

    Speaking as someone who was terrified of the telephone when I was a child because I couldn't understand how the voices of people I knew could get... More >>

  • Welcome Back, Mr. Scrooge

    published December 11, 2003

    It doesn't matter how much it's quoted, kitschified, read at Christmas gatherings or adapted for stage and screen, Charles Dickens's A... More >>

  • True Love, Stagecraft

    published December 11, 2003

    The Nomad Theatre's Belle and the Beast is the quintessential children's fairy tale. It's got all the requisite sweetness and magic;... More >>

  • One-Man Assault

    published December 4, 2003

    Every time I attend one of Thaddeus Phillips's one-man shows, more of my friends ask to accompany me. Phillips is a genuine phenomenon, and his... More >>

  • Me, My Elf and I

    published December 4, 2003

    David Sedaris's sardonic The SantaLand Diaries is a Christmas sugarplum all by itself. Well, it's something more impudent than a... More >>

  • Tough-Minded Drama

    published November 27, 2003

    It's the ultimate question, the one that preoccupies all active minds: Why death? Why the inevitable, final dissolution? And why the process --... More >>

  • Dickensian Exploitation

    published November 20, 2003

    Oliver! is among the best musicals ever written. But in 1960, when Lionel Bart -- then a young, working-class composer -- prepared... More >>

  • Divine Inspiration

    published November 20, 2003

    God's Trombones is the title of a book by James Weldon Johnson, published in 1927 and consisting of seven poem-sermons. Johnson,... More >>

  • Man Handled

    published November 13, 2003

    I haven't seen Eric Bogosian himself perform, and I haven't read his work, so I really don't know if his writing is as drop-dead funny as actor... More >>

  • Love, Italian-American Style

    published November 13, 2003

    John Patrick Shanley's Italian American Reconciliation is an amiable amble of a play that revolves around the friendship of two men... More >>

  • A Denver Center Bull's-eye

    published November 6, 2003

    Playwright Kenneth Lonergan is, among other things, a poet of confused and disaffected youth. He's perhaps best known for writing and directing... More >>

  • Slim Pickings

    published October 30, 2003

    All the sad young men, drifting through the town Drinking up the night, trying not to drown -- "Ballad of All the Sad Young... More >>

  • A Comfortable Fit

    published October 30, 2003

    The news at Country Dinner Playhouse is that Bill McHale -- artistic director from the time the playhouse opened in 1970 until his premature... More >>

  • Oscar Unworthy

    published October 23, 2003

    We remember Oscar Wilde today primarily for his epigrammatic wit -- the nineteenth-century bons mots that have lost none of their sharpness or... More >>

  • Mind Games

    published October 23, 2003

    In Blue/Orange, Christopher (Keith L. Hatten), a young black man, is awaiting his release from a London psychiatric hospital, where... More >>

  • Mysterious Journey

    published October 16, 2003

    Underneath the Lintel is a seventy-minute one-act play that takes the form of a lecture by a buttoned-up, pedantic, spiritually... More >>

  • Denver Time

    published October 16, 2003

    I've never been a particular fan of John Denver, other than acknowledging that he wrote a few pleasant tunes. And despite decades living in... More >>

  • Late Love

    published October 2, 2003

    THURS, 10/2 In the early scenes of Gus Edwards's Louie and Ophelia, the title characters are crazy about each other. By... More >>

  • Major Props

    published October 2, 2003

    In Elevator, the first of Buntport Theater's two original one-acts presented under the title Misc. , three people stand in an... More >>

  • The Naked Truth

    published October 2, 2003

    I would like to say things were otherwise, really I would. I would like to find all kinds of nuance and dozens of brilliantly esoteric references... More >>

  • Imperfectly Bewitching

    published September 25, 2003

    The strongest things in the Shadow Theatre Company's ambitious production of Macbeth are Jeffrey Nickelson's performance in the... More >>

  • Shortchanging America

    published September 25, 2003

    Barbara Ehrenreich published Nickel & Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America in 2001 partly as a response to President Clinton's 1996... More >>

  • Slow Mooving

    published September 18, 2003

    The Drawer Boy is a droll, humorous, slowly spun story that's often gently charming. It's based on a Canadian theater project... More >>

  • Still Waters

    published September 18, 2003

    Urinetown is set after a drought so severe that people no longer have private toilets; everyone must use run-down, unsanitary public... More >>

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