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Jeffrey Hatcher, Carthage’s 2013-14 Guest Playwright, wins Lifetime Achievement Award

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    Jeff Hatcher is the visiting playwright for 2013-2014 New Plays Initiative in the Theatre Department. He wrote the play No Name based on the novel by Wilkie Collins.
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September 25, 2013

Renowned playwright Jeffrey Hatcher was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ninth annual Ivey Awards Sept. 23. The author of more than 25 plays, Mr. Hatcher is the 2013-14 Guest Artist in Carthage’s New Play Initiative, an effort that connects acclaimed writers from around the country with Carthage students for new works.

Mr. Hatcher’s plays have been produced on Broadway and around the world. He is perhaps best known for his play Compleat Female Stage Beauty, which he adapted into the 2004 film Stage Beauty starring Claire Danes and Rupert Everett. He wrote the screenplay for the 2008 film The Duchess, starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes, and the 2005 film Casanova, starring Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, and Jeremy Irons.

For Carthage, he is writing a play titled No Name, based on a Victorian novevl by Wilkie Collins. The book tells the story of a young woman who is left penniless — and revengeful — after a miserly relative usurps her inheritance. No Name will have its world premiere in Carthage’s Wartburg Auditorium in March 2014. Mr. Hatcher has already visited Carthage this fall, and will continue to work with Carthage students and faculty in spring.

Renowned playwright Jeffrey Hatcher is the 2013-14 Guest Artist in Carthage's New Play Initiative. He is working with Carthage students and faculty on a new play titled <em>No Name</em>, to premiere in March 2014. In Fall 2013 he visited Carthage for a reading of <em>No Name</em> with Carthage students.Renowned playwright Jeffrey Hatcher is the 2013-14 Guest Artist in Carthage's New Play Initiative. He is working with Carthage students and faculty on a new play titled No Name, to premiere in March 2014. In Fall 2013 he visited Carthage for a reading of No Name with Carthage students.

 

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Read more about Carthage’s New Play Initiative
Read more about Jeffrey Hatcher and his upcoming project for Carthage
See photos of Mr. Hatcher’s visit to Carthage this fall