Spotlight on dramaturg Shirley Fishman for FANCY DANCER

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Shirley Fishman is the Director of Play Development at La Jolla Playhouse where she oversees projects under commission and in development. Dramaturgy credits at the Playhouse include The Night Watcher, 33 Variations, Zorro in Hell, The Wiz, among others. Dramaturgy credits at The Public Theatre include Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters; Two Sisters and a Piano by Nilo Cruz; Tina Landau's Space; Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan; Tony Kushner's A Dybbuk: Or Between Two Worlds; David Henry Hwang's Golden Child; many readings and workshops as co-curator of the New Work Now! Festival. Shirley was a Creative Advisor/Dramaturg at the Sundance Theatre Lab where she worked on I Am My Own Wife; 36 Views; and The Laramie Project. She's a member of LMDA, received her M.F.A. from Columbia University and is a dramaturg for UC San Diego's Baldwin Festival.

The La Jolla Playhouse is one of Native Voices' hosts for the 2009 Festival of New Plays. Carbon Black, The Frybread Queen, and Fancy Dancer will receive public staged readings at the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Forum Studio on June 19 and 20. For more information about this special engagement, please click here.

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