Composers and their stage works 

Dennis J. Reardon

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, September 17, 1944. Educated at Tulane University, New Orleans, 1962-63; University of Kansas, Lawrence (Hopkins Award, 1965, 1966), 1963-66, B.A. in English (cum laude) 1966; Indiana University, Bloomington, 1966-67. Served in the U.S. Army, 1968-69. Married in 1971 (separated); one daughter. Playwright-in-residence, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Shubert Fellow, 1970; Hopwood Award, 1971), 1970-71, and Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York. Since 1985 member of the English Department, State University of New York, Albany. Recipient: Creative Artists Public Service grant, 1984; Weissberger Foundation award, 1985; National Play Award, 1986; National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, 1986.

Stage Works

  1. The Happiness Cage (produced 1970). 1971
  2. Siamese Connections (produced 1971)
  3. The Leaf People (produced 1975)
  4. The Incredible Standing Man and His Friends (also co-director: produced 1980)
  5. Steeplejack (produced 1983)
  6. Subterranean Homesick Blues Again (produced 1983)
  7. Comment, music by Merrill Clark (produced 1985).
  8. New Cures for Sunburn (produced 1986).

MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION: Lincoln Center Library of the Performing Arts, New York.