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Ken Weitzman

Lecturer in Playwriting

Office: 201 Rich Building
Creative Writing Program
Emory University
537 Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322 

404-727-4683 (Office)
404-727-4672 (Fax)

Spring 2008 office hours:

Monday 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.
and by appointment


Ken Weitzman’s most recent play, The As If Body Loop, was produced at this year’s Humana Festival for New American Plays and was directed by Alliance Artistic Director Susan Booth. Ken’s previous plays have been produced and developed at, among others, Atlantic Theater Company, New York Stage and Film, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, Arena Stage, the Mark Taper Forum, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Florida Stage, and The Summer Play Festival. He has received commissions from Arena Stage, South Coast Repertory, the Alliance Theatre, and most recently from the Actors Theatre of Louisville for the ’08 Humana Festival.

Awards include the 2003 L. Arnold Weissberger award for Arrangements, the McDonald Playwriting Award for The As If Body Loop, and the Elizabeth George Commission for an Outstanding Emerging Playwright. Ken has also been asked to be a member of Alliance Theatre’s inaugural Atlanta Playwrights Lab.

Ken received his MFA from the University of California, San Diego, and has taught playwriting at Emory University, UCSD, the Alliance Theatre, The Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, the Playwrights Project and Young Playwrights Inc.

Previously, Ken wrote and produced sports documentaries and narratives for television for among others, the National Basketball Association, Speedvision, Emerald City, and CybrCard.

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