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Paula Vogel is an American playwright and university professor.
She is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning play ‘How I Learned To Drive’, which deals with child sexual abuse and incest. Her play ‘The Baltimore Waltz’ won the Obie award for Best Play in 1992 and her anthology, ‘The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays’, has been published by TCG. Other plays include ‘Hot ‘N Throbbing’, ‘Desdemona’, ‘And Baby Makes Seven’, ‘The Mineola Twins’, and ‘The Oldest Profession’.
A renowned teacher of playwriting, Vogel counts among her former students Bridget Carpenter, Daniel Sullivan, MacArthur Fellow Sarah Ruhl, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz. She is currently the Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University.