Salamon Kicks Off Wasserstein Exhibit

Mount Holyoke College officially launched The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein exhibition with a visit by New York Times best-selling author Julie Salamon November 10. Salamon recently published Wendy and the Lost Boys, a biography of award-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein ’71. Salamon used the archives at MHC extensively in writing the book. Before an audience in Gamble Auditorium, she talked with Acting Dean of Faculty Christopher Benfey about the three years she spent getting to know Wasserstein through her research, interviews, and writing.

The exhibition from Archives and Special Collections is part of The Year of Wendy Wasserstein, a celebration of the playwright’s life and accomplishments with a series of events through spring. The exhibition, on display in the lobby of the Art Museum until April 15, 2012, features journals, scripts, photographs, videos, and more from Wasserstein’s life. It is free and open to the public.