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Boston Center for American Performance presents Paula Vogel’s ‘How I Learned to Drive’


The Boston University College of Fine Arts continues the second season of the Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP), Boston University’s professional performing arts initiative, with a production of Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive running February 10-27 in the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Studio 210 at the Boston University Theatre.

A Pulitzer Prize winner, How I Learned to Drive is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road, and life, from behind the wheel. This wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival is seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. Directed by MFA Directing candidate Tara L. Matkosky, the cast will be lead by BU faculty member Mark Cohen.

BCAP launched in October 2008 with productions of Tennessee Williams’ classic The Glass Menagerie, and Doug Wright’s one-man play I Am My Own Wife. The initiative aims to foster significant interaction between members of the professional performing arts world and the BU College of Fine Arts. Expanding the definition of the College as an ‘artistic home,’ BCAP encourages interaction among students and professional faculty artists, alumni, and other affiliated artists, both locally and nationally. The goal is for these collaborations to have a significant impact on the College’s overall educational mission, become a consistent source of inspiration for the creation of both new work and new approaches to existing work, and provide the College with a professional extension of its expanding and diverse aesthetic.

Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world today, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world. The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a rich center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.

Compiled from the press release courtesy of the Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) (website | profile | tag archive).

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