HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. Paula Vogel’s new play is a wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival, a sexual coming of age through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s as seen through the provocative lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man.
How I Learned To Drive
February - April 1997
Written by Paula Vogel
Directed by Mark Brokaw
With Johanna Day, David Morse, Kerry O'Malley, Mary-Louise Parker, Michael Showalter
(Director) New York premieres include works by David Auburn, Lynda Barry (THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME), Douglas Carter Beane (AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN), Charles Busch, Julia Cho, Lisa Kron (2.5 MINUTE RIDE), Kenneth Lonergan (THIS IS OUR YOUTH, LOBBY HERO), Craig Lucas (THE DYING GAUL), Nicky Silver (THE LYONS, TOO MUCH SUN) and Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME). Broadway: HEISENBERG, RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, THE LYONS, AFTER MISS JULIE, THE CONSTANT WIFE, CRY-BABY, RECKLESS. Regional includes Guthrie, Seattle Rep, Center Theatre Group, Yale Rep, La Jolla, Steppenwolf, Berkeley Rep, Sundance Theatre Lab and the O’Neill Theatre Conference. He has directed at London’s Donmar Warehouse and Menier Chocolate Factory, Dublin’s Gate Theatre and the Sydney Opera House. Mark is the artistic director of the Yale Institute for Music Theatre and serves on the Executive Board of SDC. Artistic associate: Roundabout Theatre.READ MORE
(Aunt/Female Doctor/Intercom) Broadway: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, PROOF (Tony/Lucille Lortel Nom.) Other: MIDDLETOWN (Vineyard Theatre), QUALITY OFLIFE (Arena Stage), Ethan Coen’s ALMOST AN EVENING (Atlantic Theatre Co.) THE EVILDOERS (Yale Rep), Edward Albee’s PETER AND JERRY (Second Stage/Drama Desk Nom.), SATELLITES (NYSF), HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (Vineyard Theatre/Original Cast), DISTRACTED (Mark Taper Forum), BLUE WINDOW (Manhattan Theatre Club), HELEN (NYSF), THE RAINMAKER (Helen Hayes Award), OLIVER PARKER! (The stageFARM). Film/TV: “Fringe”, “Law & Order” (“Trial By Jury”,“SVU” and “Criminal Intent”), “Judging Amy”, The Exonerated, Unbreakable, The Eternal Pedicure, Henry and The Trap.READ MORE