Thanks to everyone who everyone who gathered with us now and then, Sandra and I have read aloud, with others, all the plays that won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama during its Centennial year, from last May’s Why Marry? to last night’s Hamilton. Hooray for Us!
60 Down, 25 to Go
Last May I vowed to read—aloud, with other people—every play to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama during 100th year of its first presentation (on May 16, 1918) and challenged the world to do likewise. Not a soul signed up, for which I take the blame; I can’t convey the concept. Fortunately, a few dozen members of Cold Reads/Charlotte enjoy reading when it suits their schedules, even if they don’t join the blog. Without them I’d never finish. It’s going to be close as it is. Continue reading Down to the Wire
Pulitzer Prize Centennial
2016 is the 100th Anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize, Columbia University has launched the Centennial Campfires Initiative “to ignite broad engagement with the journalistic, literary, and artistic values” the Prizes represent. The project hopes to generate grassroots events and conversations across the country about the impact of journalism and the humanities on our lives and times, illuminating their value to public life today and imagining their future.
This Challenge is presented as a Campfire project
THREE EVENTS THIS WEEK
Pick One (or two, or three).
ICEBOUND, by Owen Davis, Tuesday evening, at Starbuck’s on Providence (click below)
“LOVED tonight’s kickoff for the Cold Reads Pulitzer Play Reading Challenge! The place was humming with enthusiasm, conversation & laughter! Lovely way to end the day.”
So wrote Ealy Lim, one of the twenty-some who were there to read Act One of WHY MARRY?, the first play to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Continue reading COLD READS/CHARLOTTE GETS THE BALL ROLLING