Two of Amy Herzog’s plays, After the Revolution and 4,000 Miles, mine material about her Marxist grandparents. The former was produced at the Williamstown Theater Festival and Playwrights Horizons and the latter by Lincoln Center’s LCT3 and will be produced a second time at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre in the spring of 2012. Of these two plays, the Whiting selectors said, “The relationships are authentic, difficult, complex, funny, frustrating, real. Here is a voice of her generation, generous about, if somewhat skeptical of, the passionate political debate that fueled meaning in her grandparents’ lives.” After the Revolution won a Lillian Hellman award and was named one of the ten best plays of 2010-2011 in the Annual Best Plays Theater Yearbook. She is currently in production at the Yale Repertory Theater with her new play, Belleville, which opens October 27th. Born in Highland Park, New Jersey, she has an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and a BA from Yale. Ms. Herzog is an alumna of Youngblood, Ensemble Studio Theater’s workshop, and was the 2010 Playwright in Residence at Ars Nova. She currently teaches playwriting at Yale and lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
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