The Brown MFA seems worth its weight in Student loans. Paula Vogel is surely the most aggressive advocate for her students out of the whole theatrical graduate program landscape.
Returning to the United States in 1996, DuBois earned his master's degree in theater at Brown University, where he was mentored by playwright Paula Vogel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "How I Learned to Drive." She had developed the play while she was an artist-in-residence at Alaska's Perseverance Theatre.
"She drove around the state in a pickup truck and basically wrote the play in two weeks, the first draft," said DuBois. "She would tell me stories about the theater and how wonderful the theater was, so I started to get intrigued."
When he finished at Brown, Vogel and Perseverance founder Molly Smith urged him to apply for the Perseverance artistic director job," he says. "So I did."
Meanwhile, there is a lot of sniffing going on at The Exhibitionist. Robert Woodruff and Yale may or may not be going through a little mating dance.