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Murray Mednick Edit Profile

playwright

Murray Mednick, American Playwright. Grantee Rockefeller Foundation, 1968, 72, Guggenheim Foundation, 1973; recipient Poetry award National Council Arts, 1968, Creative Artists Public Svc. award, 1973, Obie award for The Deer Kill, 1970, Ovation lifetime achievement award Los Angeles Theater League, 1992. Member Writers Guild, New Dramatists. M C.

Background

Mednick, Murray was born on August 24, 1939 in Brooklyn. Son of Sol Joseph and Betty (Greenstein) Mednick.

Education

Student, CUNY., 1957-1962.

Career

Vice president New York Theatre Strategy, 1972. Artistic director Padua Hills Playwrights Workshop, 1978-1994.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Hawk, 1968, The Hunter, 1969, The Deer Kill, 1971, Are You Lookin?, 1973, Black Hole in Space, 1975, Taxes, 1975, The Coyote Cycle, 1978-1984, Iowa and Blessings for Public Broadcasting System, 1977, 78, Scar, 1985, Heads, 1987, Shatter 'n Wade, 1990, Fedunn, 1992, Joe & Betty, 1994, Dictator, Kesler's Defiance, Skinwalkers, Sixteen Routines, 1997. Also public in West Coast Plays. Poems in Transatlantic Rev.

      Others. 1st production at Theatre Genesis, New York City, 1966.

Membership

Member Writers Guild, New Dramatists. M C.

Connections

father:
Sol Joseph Mednick

mother:
Betty (Greenstein) Mednick