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RTurco
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Mana: 
I'm a beginning playwright, and I really feel that I should perfect my craft by applying, in the near future (about three years ahead), to a good playwriting program.

What colleges would you suggest that would help me do this? I've thought of Boston University, New Yoek University, and Rutgers. I've heard that these are some of the best in country. Any ideas?

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Mana: 
Personally, I'd go to NYU.  They're downtown in the midst of artistic action.  They're a great school in a fun place to be--probably based solely on the fact that I love NY.  However, you've got plenty of time to explore the possibilities.  And there are so many.

I see you're from Jersey and Turco is a relatively uncommon name.  I went to school with several Turcos in Central Valley, NY.  Sandy, who would be in his mid-sixties, was in my graduating class in '62.  And I was in the Navy with his brother George.  Have you relatives who are in or came from that area?

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Mana: 
Hello, thank you for your reply and suggestion to my inquiry. NYU is at the top of my list, especially as being in NYC allows all levels of theatre to be explore.

My father is from northern Italy and is last of the Turcos from that area.

Turco may be a common surname, but I have no American relations named Turco.

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Mana: 
Who's teaching playwriting that you would LOVE to study with?  Many playwrights teach -- so you can target your search by finding out who's teaching where and what kind of plays are they writing.

Target a mentor rather than a program -- or find out where some of your favorite playwrights went and who they studied with.

Which contemporay playwright has changed the way you write?

That will help guide you in your choice of program.  A program's only as good as its professors.

--Kato

PS -- I've got a post with some suggestions about how to find a good teacher/mentor on the Playwright Zoo archive -- http://playwrightzoo.blogspot.com/2007/12/classy.html


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Mana: 
Thanks Kato, this helped a lot.

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