The Book of Joseph

January 29

March 5, 2017

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

by Karen Hartman
based on the life of Joseph A. Hollander and his family
directed by Barbara Gaines

Karen Hartman


Karen Hartman has four productions of three world premieres this season: The Book of Joseph (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Roz and Ray at Victory Gardens and Seattle Repertory Theater (Edgerton New Play Prize winner); and Project Dawn at People’s Light in Malvern, PA (NEA Art Works Grant). Her play Goldie, Max, and Milk premiered at Florida Stage and the Phoenix Theatre, and was nominated for the Steinberg and Carbonell Awards. Other works include: Gaza Rehearsal (Victory Gardens Ignition Festival); Goliath (Dorothy Silver New Play Prize); Gum, Leah’s Train, Going Gone (NEA New Play Grant); Girl Under Grain (Best Drama in NY Fringe); Wild Kate, ALICE: Tales of a Curious Girl (Music by Gina Leishman, AT&T Onstage Award); Troy Women and MotherBone, score by Graham Reynolds (Frederick Loewe Award). New York credits include productions with: Women's Project Theater, National Asian American Theatre Company, Page 73 Productions and Summer Play Festival. Regional credits include productions with: Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Magic Theatre, among others. Publications include: Theater Communications Group, Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, Backstage Books and NoPassport Press. Honors include: McKnight National Residency, New Dramatists, Sustainable Arts, Rockefeller Foundation at Bellagio, the NEA, the Helen Merrill Foundation, Daryl Roth "Creative Spirit" Award, Hodder Fellowship, Jerome Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship. A longtime New Yorker, Ms. Hartman is now senior artist in residence at University of Washington, Seattle. Her prose appears in the New York Times and The Washington

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