Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Lanford Wilson to join Albee on Houston faculty

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson will join Edward Albee this spring at the University of Houston's School of Theatre, the school announced.

Wilson will partner with the university's Distinguished Professor of Theatre in preparing students for Albee's annual Playwright's Workshop.

"I'm not sure I can get used to being called 'Professor Wilson,' but I am looking forward to working with the students. It's so invigorating to be around people who really love the theater," said Wilson, who will teach two courses.

He joins a teaching staff that also includes Sir Peter Hall, creator of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Tony Award-winning producer Stuart Ostrow.

Albee is the winner of three Pulitzers for drama. Wilson won his Pulitzer for drama in 1979 for Talley's Folly, a two-character romance set in the 1940s. He also wrote Hot L Baltimore, The Mound Builders and Fifth of July.

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