Burian Lecture Series on Life in the Performing Arts
7:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2020
Campus Center West Auditorium, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany NY 12222. See map. Free and open to the public.
Lisa Kron, actress and playwright, wrote the lyrics and book for the hit Broadway musical, "Fun Home," winner of three Tony Awards in 2015: Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical.
A story of family and sexual awakening, and the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist, "Fun Home" is a musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s bestselling graphic memoir of the same name. Ben Brantley of the New York Times called it, “a beautiful heartbreaker of a musical.”
Kron is also a founder of the award-winning theatre company, The Five Lesbian Brothers, renowned for absurdist humor and the puncturing of lesbian stereotypes. She received the 27th Annual Kleban Prize in 2017 for the most promising musical theatre librettist; the award includes a $100,000 prize.