Alexis Greene

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Wendy Wasserstein


Alexis Greene lives in New York City, where she has written or edited more than 10 books about theater and about women. Recently she has also started to write for children and young adults.

Her most recent book in fact is "Wasserstein in an Hour," a biographical study for young theater students of the skillfully funny dramatist Wendy Wasserstein, who died in 2006 at the much too young age of 55 (New Hampshire: Smith & Kraus). Alexis has also written a picture book for children, "Today You Are Six."

In 2005, Alexis received the Special Achievement Award from the Ph.D. Alumni Association of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is a member of PEN, The Authors Guild, SCBWI, and the League of Professional Theatre Women. Alexis is married to Dr. Gordon R. Hough, and when they are not in New York City they are relishing the hills and pines of upstate New York, where Alexis grows a vegetable garden and cooks up a storm.








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ARTICLES
Op-Ed for The New York Daily News
BIOGRAPHICAL STUDIES FOR YOUNG THEATER PEOPLE
This accessible study of the late dramatist Wendy Wasserstein covers the life, career and creative process of one of the foremost women of 20th century American theater.
A concise and pungent look at an innovative American playwright.
Theresa Rebeck is that rare item, a commercially successful female playwright. This biographical study is an excellent resource for students of theater, or anyone who relishes Rebeck's work.
PLAY ANTHOLOGY
Alexis Greene & Shirley Lauro Editors
ESSAY and INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS
Essays and memoirs celebrating three decades of women writing for the English-speaking theater
Luxuriously in-depth interviews with playwrights such as Lynn Nottage, Paula Vogel, Cherrie Moraga
BIOGRAPHY
The definitive life of the producer and philanthropist who helped found the experimental world of Off Broadway

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