KGB: Drunken Careening Writers

February 21, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Winter Miller is an award-winning playwright. Her play In Darfur premiered in a sold-out run at The Public Theater and toured nationally. The Penetration Play, Look At Us, the musical Amandine, and what The New Yorker called a “quasi comic abortion drama,” Spare Rib, are among a dozen of her plays. Winter is a founding member of the Obie-winning 13Playwrights. A former journalist, she wrote dozens of articles for The New York Times. Eartha Kitt once held her hand for five minutes. Winter lives in Brooklyn and travels when she has the chance or stays home mesmerized by her cat, Gato.

Dael Orlandersmith received a Dramatists Guild Foundation Writers Alliance grant in January. She is an actress, poet and playwright. She is known for her Obie Award-winning Beauty’s Daughter and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama, Yellowman. She has also won the Susan Smith Blackburn award, and was a member of New Dramatists. Her plays have been seen in New York City, internationally and regionally. They include Beauty’s Daughter (American Place Theater), Monster (New York Theatre Workshop), The Gimmick (McCarter Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre & New York Theatre Workshop), Horsedreams (Rattlestick Playwrghts Theater), Forever (NYTW, Abbey Theatre, Dublin), and Until the Flood, (Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Rattlestick, more). She is a member of The Dramatists Guild.

Rosie Schaap is the author of Drinking With Men, named one of 2013’s best books by Library Journal and NPR. A columnist for The New York Times Magazine from 2011 to 2017, she has also written for the paper’s book review, dining, opinion, sports, and travel sections, Food & Wine, Lucky Peach, andSaveur, among other publications. She is a contributor to This American Life, and her essays have appeared in anthologies including Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today’s New York. She teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University.