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


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

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2006 Stories by Juliet Wittman

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  • Dear Diary

    published May 25, 2006

    The first scene of Fiction pulls off a telling bit of trickery. Two people argue and banter over espressos in a Paris cafe. Playful,... More >>

  • A Cut Above

    published May 18, 2006

    To be buried while alive is, beyond question, the most terrific of these extremes which has ever fallen to the lot of mere mortality. That it... More >>

  • Battle Cry

    published May 18, 2006

    A collection of monologues about the Iraq War based on the experiences of men who fought there, Sand Storm is raw and upsetting, but... More >>

  • Take Note

    published May 11, 2006

    I'm sitting at a small table at Boulder's Dinner Theatre with my friend Robin Haig. A one-time dancer with the Royal Ballet, Robin has just... More >>

  • Resurrection

    published May 11, 2006

    Dear God, but I am sick of Death of a Salesman, which I've now had to see three times in the past year. Despite the play's... More >>

  • The Hard Cell

    published May 4, 2006

    The death penalty is an obscenity in itself, and the ways in which it's applied are equally vile: the endless waiting on death row, where... More >>

  • Held in Check

    published May 4, 2006

    There was a moment in Chess that undid me completely. It occurred when the heroine, Florence, met the man she believed to be her... More >>

  • Good Grief

    published April 27, 2006

    The most interesting character in After Ashley disappears after the first scene. This is Ashley herself, whom we meet while she's... More >>

  • Signifying Something

    published April 27, 2006

    The United States could recover from an all-out nuclear war with the Soviet Union in just two to four years.... Nuclear war is not nearly as... More >>

  • Skimming the Surface

    published April 20, 2006

    Quartermaine¹s Terms simply refuses to come to life. In fact, from the current Germinal Stage production, I can't quite figure... More >>

  • Couples' Dance

    published April 20, 2006

    I've been dancing around this conclusion, trying to find a way to put it more tactfully, but I can't: Waitin¹ 2 End Hell is a... More >>

  • Ticket to Ride

    published April 13, 2006

    Private Eyes is a very smart play. For a while I tormented myself trying to decipher the plot, but I couldn't do it. Some critics... More >>

  • Spit and Polish

    published April 13, 2006

    The first act of Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House is about as perfect a piece of theater as I can imagine. On a stunningly evocative,... More >>

  • Blithe Spirit

    published April 6, 2006

    "Poor Wandering One" is among the loveliest of Gilbert and Sullivan's many lovely melodies, but you haven't really lived until you've heard... More >>

  • Nipped in the Bud

    published April 6, 2006

    At the end of the nineteenth century, Sarah Bernhardt was the grande dame of French theater and Eleonora Duse her Italian counterpart. The two... More >>

  • Dreamy

    published March 30, 2006

    Although Man of La Mancha first opened in New York in 1965, I'd somehow managed to go all these years without seeing it. I had heard... More >>

  • Read It and Weep

    published March 30, 2006

    Watching television with Isabelle, my crinkly-haired, adventurous, lemon-curd-loving Belgian anthropologist friend, was always a hoot. I'd... More >>

  • Crushed

    published March 16, 2006

    There's nothing more romantic than being young and in love in New York City, walking together along the worn, sooty streets touched by that... More >>

  • Blood and Gutless

    published March 16, 2006

    There has been a great deal of excitement around The War Anthology, which began when Curious Theatre Company artistic director Chip... More >>

  • Slow Fade

    published March 9, 2006

    Some time ago, I met Kathleen Widdoes at a writers' conference in Prague. Most people who recognize the name at all know Widdoes from her role on... More >>

  • A Shore Bet

    published March 9, 2006

    Imagine you're at an unnamed beach, surrounded by sand, salt-laden air and the sound of the sea rolling endlessly in and out, everything around... More >>

  • The Evil That Men Do

    published March 2, 2006

    As the Bush administration moves America toward a permanent state of war against an undefined and therefore unconquerable enemy -- war that is... More >>

  • Murder, She Wrote

    published February 23, 2006

    There's not much depth to The Smell of the Kill, but it's wonderfully malicious and a lot funnier than any of the sketch comedy I've... More >>

  • Being and Nothingness

    published February 23, 2006

    The setting is the living room of Tobias and Agnes, a wealthy East Coast couple, and the play is a twisted descendent of the classic drawing-room... More >>

  • Hit and Miss

    published February 16, 2006

    In some of the skits, the material is funnier than the execution; in others, the execution is better than the material. Overall, Red... More >>

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