ARTS Pick: David Lindsay-Abaire

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Playwright, librettist, and screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire wrote the book and lyrics for Shrek the Musical, among other Broadway works. Playwright, librettist, and screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire wrote the book and lyrics for Shrek the Musical, among other Broadway works.

Learn about life as a working playwright, lyricist, librettist, and screenwriter in an interactive Q&A session with Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire. Part of the UVA Drama Department’s Keenan Lecture Series, Lindsay-Abaire reflects on his 2011 Broadway play Good People, now in performance at Richmond’s Cadence Theatre Company, as well as his Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 drama Rabbit Hole and his 2011 Shrek the Musical, for which he wrote the book and lyrics and was recently nominated, alongside composer Jeanine Tesori, for a Grammy Award and two Tonys.

Wednesday 11/6. Free, 5pm. Helms Theatre, 109 Culbreth Rd., UVA Arts Grounds. 924-3376.

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