Walt Vail

Damon Zarro and Gregory Holmes Jr.  in YOUNG FREDERICK DOUGLASS (Photo credit: Jen Jaynes)

YOUNG FREDERICK DOUGLASS (Beacon): From slave to American hero, the pen defeats the whip

The play celebrates and honors the life of a great American hero in a way that allows adults and young people to see how much can be accomplished through learning and perseverance.

Walt Vail conducting the Playwrights Project at Society Hill Playhouse, photo was probably taken by Paul S. Buck, late 1950s

Reflections on Playwriting: A personal interview with Walt Vail, one of Philadelphia’s most experienced playwrights

Part two of a multi-part interview with one of Philadelphia’s oldest and most prolific playwrights.

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Sixty Years of Philadelphia Theater: Interview with playwright Walt Vail

Tracing 60 years of theater history in Philadelphia through the eyes of one man.

The entire cast of the Second Annual One-Minute Play Festival at the InterAct, 2014. Photo credit: Seth Rozin.

The Second Annual One-Minute Play Festival (InterAct): Tipsy on Theater: Wine-tasting 90 plays and a night-out in Philly without a hangover

You step off the tour bus, the smell of exhaust replaced first with fresh air, then with the sugary smell of grapes. You sit around a bar with a wine…