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Frostic Reading Series presents playwright Steve Feffer

Jan. 19, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Gwen Frostic Reading Series presents award-winning playwright Steve Feffer, WMU assistant professor of playwriting and contemporary drama, Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre

Feffer's plays have been produced or developed by theatres that include Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York, the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, the Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, the Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays, and the National Jewish Theatre in Chicago. His play "Little Airplanes of the Heart" was produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre and is published in "Best American Short Plays 1997-1998" and "Plays from Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon 2000."

Feffer is the recipient of several national playwriting awards, including a New Play Award from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture and the Jamie Hammerstein New Play Award. He is an assistant professor of playwriting and contemporary drama at Western Michigan University.

Feffer's presentation at WMU is part of the Gwen Frostic Reading Series. Three future readings are scheduled for spring semester.

Major Jackson, poet
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m.

Naeem Murr, novelist
Thursday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m.

Eileen Pollack, novelist
Monday, March 15, 8 p.m.

All readings are free and open to the public and will be held in the Little Theatre at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Street on WMU's historic East Campus. Free off-street parking is available behind the theatre.

The Gwen Frostic Reading Series is sponsored by the WMU Department of English and University Roadhouse. For more information about the Frostic Reading Series, contact English department Chair Arnie Johnston at <arnie.johnston@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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