Pageant for Providence

Artistic audio walking tour of Providence
Including Waves (audio nonfiction essay) by Deborah Salem Smith
August 13-15, 2021

Clauder Competition Award, March 2021

Portland Stage
Radical by Deborah Salem Smith and Charlie Thurston

Fiasco Theater

Packed house tonight for Fiasco’s reading of Anna K., January 2020

National Lambda Literary Award

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

American Theatre

Huntington Theatre Company selects Deborah Salem Smith as a Playwriting Fellow


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

Indy Week

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

Lifespan Hospital

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

Deborah Salem Smith is awarded Bray Visiting Scholar/Creative Artists Fellowship.
Fellowship fall 2013.

The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine

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.

New York Times

The New York Times

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

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

In her White Coat Notes, Chelsea Conaboy’s article “Examining Forgiveness in Medical Error Cases” tracks Love Alone’s theme of forgiveness to medical errors.
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

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

“Playwright Deborah Salem Smith Discusses Her New Work, Love Alone
Aired March 14, 2012.

Freedom to Marry

Love Alone tells a heart-wrenching tale that highlights just some of the injustices…”
Posted March 8, 2012.

Providence Monthly

“[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.

Brown University

Brown University

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 Providence Journal

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