The New School for Drama Names Sir David Hare Artist-In-Residence
BAFTA-Winning Playwright to Offer Insight and Advice to Drama Students During Week at The New School
NEW YORK, New York, November 8, 2012 - The New School for Drama has announced that BAFTA Award-winning English playwright, director and screenwriter Sir David Hare will serve as distinguished Artist-in-Residence for one week beginning Monday, November 12, 2012.
As artist-in-residence, Hare will meet with student playwrights and others to speak about his experience writing and directing for different mediums. Hare participated in a town hall meeting on Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. in the New School for Drama Theater. The session will be moderated by noted playwright and New School for Drama faculty member Jon Robin Baitz.
"Over nearly half a century, Sir David Hare has been the exemplar of the theater-artist as humanist; no other living playwright has so consistently and brilliantly explored the intersection between our public and private lives," said Baitz. "As The New School for Drama enters an exciting period of growth and development, David represents a gold standard for the work we hope to do-work that is rich, provocative, and reflective of a keen awareness of the relationship between the artist and the society in which he or she lives."
Hare was recently named by the Sunday Times as one of the 50 most influential Britons of the last 50 years. He is author of 28 plays for the stage, sixteen of which have been presented at the National Theatre in London. Hare was awarded the BAFTA Award in 1979 for Best Single Play for Licking Hitler, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1983 for Best Foreign Play for Plenty, the Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear in 1985 for Wetherby, the Laurence Olivier Award in 1990 for Best New Play forRacing Demon, the London Theatre Critics' Award in 1990 for Best Play for Racing Demon, and the Drama Desk Award in 1999 for Outstanding One-Person Show for Via Dolorosa. He was knighted in 1998.
The New School for Drama's Artist-in-Residence series is a centerpiece of the program's hands-on, project-based educational method, which gives students direct access to New York's global theater scene. Past Artists-in-Residence have included including Kathleen Chalfant (2011-2012), Joe Mantello (2010-2011), and Jon Robin Baitz (2009-2010).