Document Type

Grant Application

Project/Presentation Title

How I learned to Drive by Paula Vogel


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Project Period

FY 2011-2012

Event Sponsor

Cultural Affairs/ Distinguished Lecture Series

Project Abstract/ Summary

How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel premiered on March 16,1997 Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre. Vogel received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work. It was written and developed at the Perseverance Theatre Juneau, Alaska, Molly Smith, artistic Director. The story follows the strained, sexual relationship between Li'l Bit and her aunt's husband, Uncle Peck, from her adolescence through her teenage years into college and beyond. Using the metaphor of driving and the issues of pedophilia, incest, and misogyny, the play explores the ideas of control and manipulation.