Deborah Salem Smith




National Lambda Literary Award
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Love Alone is a finalist for the National Lambda Literary Award in Drama.
Awards ceremony: June 6, 2016.

American Theatre
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Huntington Theatre Company selects Deborah Salem Smith as a Playwriting Fellow.
Read the Huntington's press announcement.

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“The Case for Long-Term Playwright Residencies”
Deborah Salem Smith on being playwright-in-residence at Trinity Rep.
Published January 21, 2015.

Indy Week
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North Carolina’s Byron Woods selects Love Alone as a Best Play of 2014.
Published December 31, 2014.

Lifespan Hospitals, Rhode Island
"Defeat is an Orphan"
Risk Management invites Smith to lecture again at Grand Rounds for the Lifespan Hospital system. Her commissioned one-act play explores the cost of failed communication — and worse silence — for patients and their families.
Event Dec 6, 2013.

University of Virginia
“A Playwright Takes on Medical Malpractice and Forgiveness,” for Medical Center Hour: Medicine and Society in Conversation.
Event January 30, 2013.

Alpert Medical School at Brown University
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Deborah Salem Smith awarded Bray Visiting Scholar/Creative Artists Fellowship.
Fellowship fall 2013.

The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine
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Zohar Lederman writes that Love Alone "is a feast both for mind and soul, keeping one thinking for many nights after seeing it."
Published August 4, 2012.

The New York Times
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In her column Doctor and Patient, Dr. Pauline Chen calls Love Alone a "lucid, deeply nuanced and fearless work [that] pulls no punches as it lays bare the emotions of two families."
Published May 24, 2012.

Princeton Alumni Weekly
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Check out what the Princeton Alumni Weekly had to say about Smith and Love Alone.
Published April 25, 2012.

Courthouse Center for the Arts
"But I'm a Good Doctor: A Playwright on Medical Malpractice"
Event April 28, 2012.

The Boston Globe
» Feature
In her White Coat Notes, Chelsea Conaboy tracks how the medical community is getting involved in Love Alone.
Published April 23, 2012.

White Coat Notes Blog
» Blog
Chelsea Conaboy connects Love Alone and its theme of forgiveness to new
Seven Hospital Mass policy.
Published April 17, 2012.

Lifespan Hospitals, Rhode Island
"Setting the Stage: A Playwright Takes on Medical Malpractice"
Risk Management invites Smith to lecture at Grand Rounds for the Lifespan Hospital system
Event April 26, 2012.

The Providence Journal
» Profile
"Love Alone conversations turn on societal, medical questions"
Columnist Bob Kerr brought a fresh, new perspective to Love Alone outside the traditional "arts beat." He writes, Love Alone "is so good because of the way it moves from the professional to the personal, from high-stakes legal liability to the hard choices of a marriage to the emotional wringer the dead woman’s partner and daughter go through in search of the right thing to do."
Published April 1, 2012.

Huffington Post
» Interview
"Playwright Deborah Salem Smith Discusses Her New Work, Love Alone"
Aired March 14, 2012.

Freedom to Marry
» Blog
"Love Alone tells a heart-wrenching tale that highlights just some of the injustices…"
Posted March 8, 2012.

Providence Monthly
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"[Smith] approaches it very lyrically and poetically and beautifully," Trinity Rep Artistic Director Curt Columbus explains. Her play Love Alone is "ultimately about how we grieve, how we let go, and how we move on.'"
Published February 20, 2012.

WRNI Rhode Island’s NPR
» Feature
Hear playwright Deborah Salem Smith discuss her inspiration for her timely, emotional medical drama, Love Alone.
Aired January 26, 2012.

Brown University
» Lecture and Reading
The Cogut Center for the Humanities invites Smith to lecture in the Creative Physicians Series. Join us for "But I'm a Good Doctor: A Playwright Takes On Medical Malpractice."
Event February 1, 2012.

Theatre Communications Group
» News that Love Alone wins Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award

The Boston Globe
» Review of Some Things Are Private.
A question of vision and values: 'Private' focuses on artist's provocative photos
of her children

Published February 22, 2008.

The Boston Globe
» Preview article for Some Things Are Private.
'Some Things Are Private' reexamines a mother's controversial photos
Published February 10, 2008.

The Boston Globe
» Review of Boots on the Ground.
Powerful 'Boots' is a shared story about war's cost
Published April 21, 2006.

The Providence Journal
» Review of Boots on the Ground.
Bob Kerr: The theater is too small for the play
Published April 21, 2006.

Trinity Repertory Company
» Current information about upcoming productions.