Kate Fodor: Writing for the stage and television
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
7 p.m. - Conversation with Kate Fodor
Page Hall, UAlbany downtown campus
135 Western Avenue, Albany
Free and open to the public
Award-winning playwright Kate Fodor has also served as writer, story editor, executive story editor and producer on the Amazon Prime runaway hit series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the story of a 1950s Upper West Side housewife who discovers a previously unknown talent: stand-up comedy.
The show received numerous awards, including Primetime Emmys in 2018 for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing, a 2019 Golden Globe for Best Television Series, and a 2019 Writers Guild Award.
Fodor received wide acclaim for her debut play, Hannah and Martin (2004), based on the tumultuous love affair between Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt and major philosopher and Nazi sympathizer Martin Heidegger. Her other plays include Fifty Ways, RX, a New York Times Critics’ Pick, 100 Saints You Should Know, named one of the best plays of the year by Time Out New York, Entertainment Weekly, and Theater Yearbook.
Funded by the Jarka & Grayce Susan Burian Endowment, and cosponsored by the University at Albany Theatre Program.
What kind of theater excites you?
Anything that deeply excited the people who made it. I don’t like slick, I don’t like flippant, I don’t like wise-ass. I’m a post-ironic kind of girl. I want catharsis. I want to believe.
-- Kate Fodor, interviewed by Adam Szymkowicz