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DAY 73: Playwright Deirdre O’Connor

Deirdre O'Connor - a playwright DEAR to us! Before she was winning Emmy awards for her writing on PBS's THE ELECTRIC COMPANY or being nominated by the Writer's Guild for her work on Lifetime's FIVE... Deirdre was an MP fellow here at Cherry Lane. Her play JAILBAIT was developed as part of Mentor Project 2008 and it was so AWESOME, we had to put it up again at the Cherry Pit. And we're not the only ones who can't get enough - after producing JAILBAIT in Chicago, Profiles Theatre had to have her back for a second season with her other full-length play ASSISTED LIVING. It's no surprise that Deirdre's work has been produced/developed by St. Ann's WarehouseLark Play Development Center, and Naked Angels (just to name a few...)!

Check out her birthday greetings (along with a couple of special guests - Dashiell and Cormac) in the video below.

90 artists.90 days.90 years.

 

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