PAUL DAVID YOUNG
September 2009

New York, NY – Paul won the 2009 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and was runner-up for the Kendeda Fellowship of the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta.  His play Times and Places was performed in Icelandic in Reykjavik and in English in the La Mama E.T.C. “Experiments” reading series.  Primary Stages held a reading of his play No One But You in 2007.  His play David & Ira will be produced in New York in 2009.  His play Aporia was given a public reading at the Living Theatre in December 2008, won third in the New Works of Merit International Playwriting Competition, and was presented in a reading in April 2009 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, where it was a finalist for the Cauble Short Play Award.  Waking Up With Strangers was produced at the Kraine Theater, New York, June/July, 2009.  A collaborative performance/installation piece, Balcony Scene, was produced at the New York art gallery LMAK Projects in December 2008.  He graduated from Yale College, Columbia Law School, and The New School for Drama, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany.  He has studied with Christopher Shinn, Michael Weller, Frank Pugliese, and Edward Allan Baker, among others.  His theater commentary includes “Advanced Forms of Emptiness: Handke and Jelinek in Berlin,” and “Performing the Novel: Elevator Repair Service Reads The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner,” both in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art (MIT Press).  He was co-curator of “Perverted by Theater,” an art exhibition about the intersection of visual art and theater at apexart, New York, October – December 2008.

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