Lauinger, Joseph L. 1947–

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Lauinger, Joseph L. 1947–

PERSONAL: Born April 26, 1947, in Philadelphia, PA; married July 11, 1977; wife's name Ann (a college professor); children: Jacob. Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.A. (summa cum laude); Oxford University, M.A. (with honors); Princeton University, Ph.D.

ADDRESSES: Home—Ossining, NY. Office—Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, assistant professor, 1973–74; Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY, professor, 1975–88; Sarah Lawrence College, Bronx-ville, NY, professor, 1988–.

MEMBER: Dramatists Guild, American Association of University Professors.

AWARDS, HONORS: Drama-Logue Award, best play, 1997, for Dirty Work; Theater Association of New York Festival, best short production, 1999, for What a Moon!


Close Enough for Jazz (play), produced at Innisfree Festival, 1996.

Dirty Work (play), produced at Alliance Repertory Theatre, 1997.

The Chamberpot, Ivy Productions, 1998.

LYZ!, Rakka-thamm!!!, 1999.

Mother's Day, Gallery Players, 2000, then Stamford Arts Center (Stamford, CT), 2001.

What a Moon!, Rakka-thamm!!!, 2000.

Holy Child, Gallery Players, 2003.

A Wedding Album, Gallery Players, 2004.

Other writings include The Right to Tango, Father's Business, Everybody's Baby, These United States, Red Weather, Other Short Plays, Cut to Happiness, Dawn and Sean, Lou Gehrig's Best, Victims, The Price of Beauty, and Sinatra Sings.