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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"

2007 Stories by Juliet Wittman

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  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    published October 25, 2007

    The curtain call saddened me. As the performers gathered on stage looking jacked up and happy, audience members were already pushing along the... More >>

  • The Night Heron

    published October 25, 2007

    The setting is a hovel in England's Cambridgeshire fens, a flimsy wood structure that offers only the barest protection from the elements, both... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published October 18, 2007

    Defiance. The second play in a projected trilogy (the first is Doubt, which took the Pulitzer Prize and will be staged at the... More >>

  • My Old Lady

    published October 18, 2007

    My Old Lady begins like a clash-of-cultures comedy of manners, as Mathias Gold, a penniless, middle-aged American, enters the... More >>

  • Thom Pain (based on nothing)

    published October 18, 2007

    As I was going up the stairI met a man who wasn't there.He wasn't there again today.I wish, I wish he'd go... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published October 11, 2007

    How I Learned to Drive. "Look at me," Uncle Peck pleads to his young niece, the narrator-protagonist of How I Learned to Drive.... More >>

  • You Can't Take It With You

    published October 11, 2007

    In 1936, the year it was written, You Can't Take It With You would have been described as zany or madcap. It's about the doings... More >>

  • Defiance

    published October 11, 2007

    Any play by John Patrick Shanley is worthwhile, but Defiance is a far slighter script than other works of his that I've seen. The... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published October 4, 2007

    Anna in the Tropics. The setting is a small, Cuban-run cigar factory in Ybor City, Florida, at the turn of the last century. In... More >>

  • Third

    published October 4, 2007

    From everything I've heard about her, Wendy Wasserstein — who succumbed to cancer last year at the age of 55 — seems to have been... More >>

  • My Name Is Rachel Corrie

    published October 4, 2007

    Rachel Corrie has been a lightning rod for controversy since her death in Gaza at the age of 23, when she was run over by an Israeli soldier... More >>

  • Spamalot: More Than Ham on Wry

    published September 27, 2007

    There's a very specific strain of English humor — a sort of hyper-literate silliness — that stems from a love of nonsense as a... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published September 27, 2007

    Anna in the Tropics. The setting is a small, Cuban-run cigar factory in Ybor City, Florida, at the turn of the last century. In... More >>

  • Anna in the Tropics

    published September 20, 2007

    I have to admit, I spent almost the entire evening at the Aurora Fox either glancing at my watch or wondering why Nilo Cruz's Anna in the... More >>

  • Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical

    published September 20, 2007

    I still have unhappy memories of Menopause the Musical and the slightly less ghastly Hats! at the New Denver Civic Theatre —... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published September 20, 2007

    How I Learned to Drive. "Look at me," Uncle Peck pleads to his young niece, the narrator-protagonist of How I Learned to Drive.... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published September 13, 2007

    All in the Timing. David Ives's six one-acts are all about language, communication and understanding, and also chance and fate. The... More >>

  • Vote for Uncle Marty

    published September 13, 2007

    From the moment you walk into the theater and see the topsy-turvy set, the central metaphor of Vote for Uncle Marty is obvious. And... More >>

  • How I Learned to Drive

    published September 13, 2007

    Look at me," Uncle Peck pleads to his young niece, the narrator-protagonist of How I Learned to Drive. "Listen to me." And that's... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published September 6, 2007

    All in the Timing. David Ives's six one-acts are all about language, communication and understanding, and also chance and fate. The... More >>

  • John & Jen

    published September 6, 2007

    John and Jen are not lovers, as the title of John & Jen might lead you to believe, but children of a violently abusive father in the... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published August 30, 2007

    All in the Timing. David Ives's six one-acts are all about language, communication and understanding, and also chance and fate. The... More >>

  • Prelude to a Kiss

    published August 30, 2007

    In Craig Lucas's Prelude to a Kiss, Peter and Rita meet cute and proceed to have one of those idiosyncratic, charming conversations... More >>

  • The Little Mermaid

    published August 30, 2007

    At the opening-night performance of The Little Mermaid, I saw a little girl perched on a booster seat, ecstatically dancing her... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published August 23, 2007

    Sista's and Storytellers. This is not a play, and it's not exactly a cabaret act, either. It's sort of a cross between a slumber party and... More >>

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