ANNE SOLOMON RUTLAND’s plays include Sit-Down, Moth Variations and Dinner with Sid. RUTLAND’s work has twice been read at GEVA THEATER CENTER’S REGIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL, and also at BUFFALO X, STUDIO ARENA THEATER. Member: DRAMATISTS GUILD, PLAYWRIGHTS CENTER, and GRUB STREET. Rutland earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dramatic Literature from the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, and a J.D. from SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL. In addition to her prior work as a legal editor for Thompson Publishing and as a court attorney writing legal decisions, she is also a novelist and poet.
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My most gratifying moment in the theater was the reading of my play Moth Variations at the Geva Theatre Center's Regional Playwriting Contest. I had worked as a actress before going to law school, becoming a lawyer, and having a baby. I started writing Moth Variations (about the composer Gustav Mahler) while I was pregnant. When my child was five, I won the contest that enabled me to hear that play read. That rehearsal process was the most fun I ever had in my life. How do you imagine telling stories in these times? Using my own voice, this voice I have been developing through the years of Day Jobs and raising kids. It is what is is, the humor, the rage, the silliness, the wisdom, the core.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
A Young Adult novel about relations between Native Americans and White settlers in Buffalo during the War of 1812.
Feminist, Historical, Period, Biography, Native Americans, Political, Unions, Equality, Teenagers