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Playwright Rich Orloff reads Monday in Frostic Series

Sept. 28, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Rich Orloff, the author of 10 full-length plays and numerous one-acts, is next in the Gwen Frostic Reading Series at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in the Little Theatre. All readings in the series are open to the public free of charge.

Orloff's plays have won the 1994 Playwrights First Award, 1995 Festival of Emerging American Theater, 1997 InterPlay International Play Festival, 1998 Tennessee Williams Playwriting Competition, 1999 Theater Conspiracy New Play Contest, 2000 Abeles Foundation Playwrights Award, 2002 Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence and 2004 New Voice Play Festival, among others.

One-act comedies by Orloff have been published in the annual Best American Short Plays anthology; and "The Art of the One-Act," published by WMU's New Issues earlier this year. Playscripts has published seven collections of his work.

Fall 2007 Frostic Reading Series

Monday, Sept. 17, poet William Olsen
Monday, Oct. 1, playwright Rich Orloff
Wednesday, Oct. 10, poet and essayist Lia Purpura
Monday, Oct. 29, novelist Robin Hemley
Wednesday, Nov. 7, poet and essayist Marvin Bell
Wednesday, Nov. 14, novelist Victor LaValle

All readings are at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre, which is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on Western Michigan University's East Campus. There is free off-street parking behind the theatre.

For more information about the Gwen Frostic Reading Series, contact Elizabeth Marzoni at elizabeth.s.marzoni@wmich.edu. To be added to the mailing list for reading series announcements, write to Becky Beech at rebecca.beech@wmich.edu and include your complete name and postal address.

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