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MTC’S PLAYWRIGHT LIZ FLAHIVE IN COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB

PLAYWRIGHT LIZ FLAHIVE

NAMED ONE OF COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE’S

“FUN FEARLESS PHENOMS OF 2008”

 

Liz Flahive, whose play FROM UP HERE received its world premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club this past spring, has been named one of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “Fun Fearless Phenoms of 2008.” Flahive, who is featured in the September issue of the magazine, was selected as one of this year’s honorees alongside other notable women including television personality Tyra Banks, chef Katie Lee Joel, and environmentalist Alexandra Cousteau.

 

The second annual “Fun Fearless Phenom” list honors women who have achieved their dream of fame and success in their chosen field.

 

Flahive talked to Cosmo editor Holly Eagleston about the challenge of working in magazines while still pursuing and achieving her dream of becoming a playwright.

 

FROM UP HERE marked Flahive’s professional playwrighting debut. The play, presented in association with Ars Nova, garnered critical acclaim and an Outer Critic’s Circle Award for Flahive. FROM UP HERE was also nominated for four Drama Desk Awards including Best Play and two Drama League Awards.

 

In addition, Flahive was recently named one of the recipients of MTC’s commissions through the Bank of America Playwright Commissioning Program which was launched this year.

 

BIOGRAPHY

LIZ FLAHIVE is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dramatic Writing. Her first play, From Up Here, was produced at Manhattan Theater Club and nominated for a Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play and won OCC’s John Gassner Award for Outstanding New American Play. Her plays have been workshopped and read at NYU, Williamstown Theater Festival, Naked Angels and Ars Nova. She is a founding member of Ars Nova’s Playgroup. She also volunteers with the 52nd Street Project, an organization that creates original theater with inner city kids.

 

INFORMATION ON MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. MTC productions have earned a total of 16 Tony Awards and five Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. Renowned MTC productions include Top Girls; From Up Here; Come Back, Little Sheba; The Receptionist; LoveMusik; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Kimberly Akimbo; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Sylvia; Four Dogs and a Bone; Putting It Together; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin’

 

In 2003, MTC reopened Broadway’s landmark, long-neglected Biltmore Theatre, soon to be renamed the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, following a two-year, $35 million capital campaign. In addition, MTC operates two theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street), its Off-Broadway home since 1984.

 

During Meadow’s sabbatical this season, Daniel Sullivan, a close associate of MTC and director of several Manhattan Theatre Club productions (Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, Proof, Psychopathia Sexualis), has been serving as Acting Artistic Director. Meadow will resume her full duties as artistic director in September and is consulting on the planning of the 2008-2009 season.

 

You can subscribe to MTC by calling (212) 399-3030, Monday – Thursday, noon – 6 PM and Friday, 10 AM – 2 PM, with a major credit card. Subscriptions are available online at www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

 

Single tickets to all productions will be available at a later date. Other listings information will be released in the coming weeks.

 

 

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