Kate Snodgrass

Snodgrass receives 2019 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Education

BPT Artistic Director and MFA Program Director Kate Snodgrass was among those honored on May 8 during the final faculty meeting of the year. Dean Stan Sclaroff and Acting Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs and Policies Arianne Chernock honored the winners of this year’s CAS teaching awards. “Professor Snodgrass has helped make BU the premiere […]


Two of our Playwriting alums—Abbey Fenbert (Intentions) and Leo McGann (The Honey Trap)—are at the Great Plains Theatre Conference (GPTC) this week as part of PlayLab. Twenty-one PlayLabs are held throughout the Conference week with three staged readings running simultaneously. Playwrights receive feedback on their work from a panel of GPTC Guest Artists, as well as other […]

A note from Kate

“The king is going home.” from Omeros by Derek Walcott. I am heartbroken. For those of us who knew and loved him, Derek’s passing is a milestone in our lives—certainly it is in mine. And for the world, we have lost a needed presence, a gifted poet and playwright, a true literary giant. I try […]

St. Lucia, January 23, 2017

Today I’m flying back to Boston from St. Lucia on Derek Walcott’s birthday—January 23. He is 87 years old today. I have been coming here for years on this week where the entire island celebrates his birthday with readings at the Governor’s House and with the “Nobel Speech”—this year given by Jamaica Kincaid. Many of […]