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Amy Freed

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014. 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Watt Room
Workshop: 
Sustenance: Food, Sustainability, and the Humanities
Meeting Description: 

Join us for an evening of discussion with Amy Freed on her new play Hell to Pay

Tuesday, February 11, 4-6pm, Watt Room at the Stanford Humanities Center

Hell to Pay is one of twenty pieces commissioned by the Berkeley Rep as part of The Food Project. Freed’s play takes on the topic of factory farming and is inspired by the stories she heard from two women, Helen Reddout and Karen Hudson, who have direct experience living in rural communities that have been devastated by the advance of industrial farming and its expansion.

For a copy of Hell to Pay, to be read in advance of the meeting, please contact karlic at stanford dot edu

Amy Freed is currently Artist-in-Residence at Stanford University and also holds a Mellon Foundation Playwriting Residency for the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. She is the author of Restoration Comedy, The Beard of Avon, Freedomland, Safe in Hell, The Psychic Life of Savages, You, Nero and other plays. She is a past recipient of the Charles McArthur Playwriting Award (D.C.), The New York Art's Club Joseph Kesserling Award, a several-times winner of the LA Critic's Circle Award, and a Pulitzer Prize Finalist.

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