Award-winning playwright on deck in Frostic Reading Series

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| WMU News
Photo of Arlene Hutton.


KALAMAZOO—An accomplished playwright whose plays have won numerous awards will be the next featured writer in the spring 2014 Frostic Reading Series at Western Michigan University.

Arlene Hutton will read from her works at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in 208-210 Bernhard Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Arlene Hutton

Hutton is perhaps best know as the author of "The Nibroc Trilogy," which includes "Last Train to Nibroc," a new York Drama League Best Play nominee, as well as "See Rock City," which won the In the Spirit of America Award, and "Gulf View Drive," an LA Weekly and Ovation Award nominee.

Her plays have been presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Off- and Off-Off-Broadway and at theatres across the United States, in London and throughout the world. An alumna of New Dramatists and a member of Dramatists Guild, Hutton has been a six-time Actors Theatre of Louisville 10-Minute Play Contest finalist, the three-time winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival, a finalist for the Francesca Primus Prize and a recipient of the Lippman and Calloway Awards.

Hutton has held residencies at the Australian National Playwrights Conference, New Harmony Project, Blue Mountain Center, MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. Her scripts are published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, Dramatic Publishing and Playscripts and appear in numerous anthologies.

About the series

The Frostic Reading Series presents acclaimed creative writers from across the nation and beyond. Every year, a diverse range of readings that encompasses poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama attracts both campus and off-campus audiences.

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