The Year of Wendy Wasserstein

"I believe I had the confidence to become a playwright because I learned at Mount Holyoke the value of an individual woman's voice." —Wendy Wasserstein

Mount Holyoke College has dedicated the 2011–2012 academic year to a retrospective celebration of Wendy Wasserstein's life and work. Archives and Special Collections and the Department of Theatre Arts will spearhead a series of events, beginning with a sneak preview of Julie Salamon’s new biography Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein.

The celebration will continue with a series of symposia, workshops, performances, staged readings, and exhibits, and will culminate with the official opening of the Wendy Wasserstein Papers, a comprehensive collection of her writings that spans the years 1954–2006. Throughout the year, audiences of students, alumnae, faculty and staff, visiting writers and artists, and the public will be party to a sustained discussion of Wasserstein’s impact on American drama and her enduring connection to Mount Holyoke College.

The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein Exhibition
October 28, 2011–April 15, 2012, Art Museum Lobby