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Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 7:00 pm

Pulitzer-prize Winning Playwright Paula Vogel

Renowned for such works as "The Baltimore Waltz" and "How I Learned to Drive" (Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama, 1998), Paula Vogel is a 2017 TONY Award nominee for her first Broadway production, "Indecent."

Based on the true story of the controversial 1923 Broadway play "God of Vengeance," by Sholem Asch, "Indecent" is set during a time when waves of immigrants were changing the face of America. The play featured the first Broadway kiss ever between two women, and the company was indicted on indecency charges.

Paula Vogel

Vogel has also been influential as a mentor to younger playwrights, founding the playwriting program at Brown University, and serving as Chair of the Playwriting Department at the Yale School of Drama. She is currently Playwright in Residence at Yale Repertory Theatre.

This evening will be presented in collaboration with Playbill, moderated by Olivia Clement and Adam Hetrick, Deputy Editorial Director of

The LGBT Center suggests a donation of $10, although all donations are voluntary and any amount is appreciated. All are welcome and no one is ever turned away because they can't afford to pay.

For information about this presentation and to buy tickets, see The LGBT Center.   

About The Second Tuesday Lecture Series (and the related Center Talks series)

The Second Tuesday Lecture Series is the longest running program at The LGBT Center. (When speakers can't present on the actual "second Tuesday" of the month, they appear under the related "Center Talks" banner.) Since 1985, more than 250 speakers have made presentations in the arts, academia, and politics. Speakers representing every major cultural award, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Grammy Award, the Academy Award (The Oscars), Broadway's Tony Awards, the Lambda Literary Award, and the National Book Award, as well as the UK Booker Literary Award, have made presentations.

Through this program, Larry Kramer spoke about the plight of the AIDS Crisis in March 1987, thus beginning ACT-UP, the largest direct action AIDS organization in the world.

About The LGBT Center

The Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities since 1983. As the heart and home of NYC’s gay communities, more than 5,000 people a week visit The Center to participate in its dozens of social service, civic, and cultural programs. The Center has a long history as a cultural hub, with ongoing presentations that showcase the work of both emerging and established artists. In addition, the Center provides affordable meeting space for nearly 400 lesbian and gay groups, ensuring that a broad range of services is available in a central location.

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