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Constance Congdon

Constance Congdon
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Constance Congdon has been called "one of the best playwrights our country and our language has ever produced" by playwright Tony Kushner in Kushner's introduction to her collection Tales of the Lost Formicans and Other Plays. In addition to Formicans, which has had more than 300 productions worldwide, her plays include: Casanova, Dog Opera (both produced at The Public Theater), Losing Father's Body (Portland Stage), Lips (Primary Stages), Native American (Portland Stage; Lyric Hammersmith Studio, London), The Children of the Elvi (Key City Public Theater), A Mother (starring Olympia Dukakis), new verse versions of The Misanthrope and Tartuffe. Congdon's No Mercy and its companion piece, One Day Earlier, were part of the 2000 season devoted to Congdon at the Profile Theatre. Newest plays include Paradise Street, Take Me to the River, Enemy Sky. Congdon thanks the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim, Rockefeller and Mellon foundations for being there for her.
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