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Barbara Field

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Ms. Field is a playwright whose work has been seen at regional theatres across the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe. A co-founder and core member of The Playwrights' Center, Ms. Field served as dramaturg/playwright-in-residence at the Guthrie Theater for eight years. During that time, she wrote a number of adaptations for the Guthrie, two of which toured nationally. She was twice a playwright-in-residence at the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights' Conference, and has held Shubert, Bush, McKnight and Minnesota State Arts Board fellowships. In 1982, she wrote an adaptation of Great Expectations for the Seattle Children's Theatre, which was produced at the old PONCHO Theatre in the Woodland Park Zoo. Her version of the Dickens play won the L.A. Drama Critics award in 1996. She was co-winner of the Humana Festival's Great American Play contest, at Actors Theatre of Louisville (for Neutral Countries), and was awarded a DramaLogue award for Boundary Waters (South Coast Repertory Theatre). A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA) and the University of Minnesota (MA), she has served as a panel member and site reporter for the NEA. Ms. Field makes her home in Minneapolis.

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