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Marlene Hall grew up an army brat and has lived all over the world and in Washington, DC. Since an early age, she has played sports including soccer, basketball, and swimming; receiving three letters in high school for sports participation. Marlene graduated from the University of Virginia where she wrote for the Cavalier Daily and interviewed popular 90's bands including No Doubt and the Goo Goo Dolls. Commissioned an Air Force officer, she served in Korea, Germany, New Mexico, and Louisiana. Marlene earned two masters degrees while in the Air Force in Management and IO Psych. After leaving active duty, she has worked as a government contractor, freelance writer and public relations executive. Marlene dabbles in improvisational comedy and has taken classes at the famed iO Theater in Chicago. She is very active in the DC charity and social scene and contributes her time to DC Humane Society's Fashion for Paws. She also was a supernumerary in the Washington National Opera's Carmen with opera singer Denyce Graves. An extrovert at heart, she has never met a stranger. Marlene loves journalism, attending events, meeting people and making things happen. She lives by the motto, "The best way to predict your future, is to create it."

Recap: Young Playwrights Theatre Honor Pulitzer Prize Winner Paula Vogel

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Miss A writer, Marlene Hall with Paula Vogel. (Photo Credit: Marlene Hall)

Saturday night was the Young Playwrights Theatre Giving Voice Award Gala honoring Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, donors, and the young playwrights.

The evening included food, drinks, dancing, live music by Suspicious Packages, and unique silent auction prizes.

They honored world-renowned playwright Paula Vogel with the 2013 Giving Voice Award.  Ms. Vogel  shared she came to the gala because she was asked by her friends and former students, Miriam Gonzales, who is Chairman of the Board and teaches at YPT, and her friend Michael Fitzpatrick who supports YPT and is on the Board at Woolly Mammoth Theatre.  She believes receiving the Pulitzer Prize was a fluke and a stroke of luck.  She found the greatest joy receiving it with the actors and the director of her play “How I Learned to Drive.” She recently left Yale University to teach in theatre communities around the US, including DC.

The YPT Giving Voice Award recognizes extraordinary individuals who have exemplified YPT’s spirit and vision by giving voice to the voiceless and inspiring others to realize their full potential.

Proceeds benefit YPT and inspire thousands of local students to discover the power and value of their voices and stories through playwriting.

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