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Vogel, Paula (b. 1951)  
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Since 1990 she has been the artistic director of the Theatre Eleanor Roosevelt in Providence, Rhode Island. She is also playwright-in-residence at New York's Signature Theater Company, which put on three of her plays in 2004.

On September 26, 2004 Vogel married her long-time partner, Anne Fausto-Sterling, in Truro, Massachusetts. Fausto-Sterling, the author of Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality (2000), is a Professor of biology and gender studies at Brown.

In an interview a month after the wedding Vogel stated, "What is surprising is the emotion of it being legal--to realize that marriage is not just a personal commitment. It's a commitment from a larger community to embrace a couple."

With characteristic humor, she said that she would miss having Fausto-Sterling's mother refer to herself as her "mother-in-love or mother-out-law," but, on a more serious note, she added that Fausto-Sterling "is a very remarkable person, and I have been happy every day of my life living with her."

Linda Rapp

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Hartigan, Patti. "Driving Lessons; Playwright Paula Vogel Nurtures a Love of Theater--and Unshakable Determination." Boston Globe (May 17, 1998): N1.

Isherwood, Charles. "The Mineola Twins." Variety 374.1 (February 22, 1999): 159.

"Paul Vogel, Anne Fausto-Sterling." New York Times (September 26, 2004): 9, 17.

Raymond, Gerard. "Puppets and Politics: Set at Christmas, Paul Vogel's New Play Focuses on Three Children, Played at Times by Puppets, But Its Real Target Is Homophobia." The Advocate (November 25, 2003): 5-6.

_____. "Seasons of Love: Celebrated Playwright Paula Vogel Talks about Her Own Celebrations--A New York Theater Season Devoted to Her Work, and a Wedding with Her Longtime Partner." The Advocate (November 23, 2004): 80.

_____. "Role Models." The Advocate (February 2, 1999): 42.

Rooney, David. "The Oldest Profession. (Theater Review)." Variety 396.7 (October 4, 2004): 119-120.

Scanlan, Dick. "How I Learned to Drive." The Advocate 735 (June 10, 1997): 61.

Vogel, Paula. How I Learned to Drive. New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1997.

Winn, Steven. "Driving Lessons; Paul Vogel's Daring Comic Drama of Sexual Initiation at Berkeley Rep." San Francisco Chronicle (January 15, 1998): E1.

Witchel, Alex. "Winning a Pulitzer Is the Best Revenge: After Rough Childhood, Rejection by Theatre Schools, Playwright Paul Vogel Comes Out on Top." The Gazette (Montreal) (February 8, 1999): C5.


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    Author: Rapp, Linda  
    Entry Title: Vogel, Paula  
    General Editor: Claude J. Summers  
    Publication Name: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
Transgender, and Queer Culture
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