Member since 1974
Louis Lippa is a long-time Playwright in Residence with The People's Light & Theatre Company and a member of the Dramatists Guild. His plays have been produced in the Philadelphia area, as well as Off-Broadway and at regional and community theatres throughout the country. Playwriting awards include an Off-Broadway OBIE; fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; the Dramatic Publishing Company’s National Award for The Stone House; the Roger L. Stevens Award; and the Kennedy Center’s New Play Award for his play, Sign of the Lizard, concerning the murder of the Spanish poet Frederico Garcia Lorca. His two-part six-hour adaptation of Theodore Dreiser’s novel Sister Carrie produced by People’s Light, received critical acclaim from Philadelphia, Washington and London reviewers. His play, Sacco and Vanzetti: A Vaudeville, has received productions at People’s Light; City Theatre of Pittsburgh; the Marin Theatre Company, San Francisco; and the Gorilla Theatre of Tampa Bay. He recently received the Barrymore Lifetime Achievement Award.
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