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large orange a symbol with black text belowJoin Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, composer and lyricist Michael R. Jackson for a conversation about his work, hosted by Director of the Program in Theater Jane Cox. Part of the new Atelier at Large series presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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The conversation is free and open to all Princeton University students.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Photo by Beowulf Sheehan

Michael R. Jackson‘s 2020 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle-winning A Strange Loop (which had its 2019 world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in association with Page 73 Productions) was called “a full-on laparoscopy of the heart, soul, and loins” and a “gutsy, jubilantly anguished musical with infectious melodies” by Ben Brantley for The New York Times. In The New Yorker, Vinson Cunningham wrote, “To watch this show is to enter, by some urgent, bawdy magic, an ecstatic and infinitely more colorful version of the famous surreal lithograph by M. C. Escher: the hand that lifts from the page, becoming almost real, then draws another hand, which returns the favor.” In addition to A Strange Loop, he also wrote book, music and lyrics for White Girl in Danger. His awards and associations include a New Professional Theatre Festival Award, a Jonathan Larson Grant, a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, an ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Award, a Whiting Award, the Helen Merrill Award for Playwriting, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama Desk Award, an Obie Award, an Antonyo Award, a Fred Ebb Award, a Windham-Campbell Prize, a Dramatist Guild Fellowship, and he is an alum of Page 73’s Interstate 73 Writers Group.

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