Ben Katchor

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Ben Katchor's picture-stories and drawings appear in the Forward, Metropolis Magazine, and The New Yorker. His weekly strips include: “Julius Knipl”, “Real Estate Photographer”, “The Jew of New York”, “The Cardboard Valise”, “Hotel & Farm” and most recently “Shoehorn Technique.” He was the recipient of a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, was a fellow at The American Academy in Berlin and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. Katchor's libretto and drawings for The Carbon Copy Building, a collaboration with Bang on a Can and Bob McGrath of Ridge Theater, received an Obie Award for Best New American Work in 2000. In addition to The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, Katchor and Mulcahy have collaborated on The Rosenbach Company, a sung-through musical biography of Abe Rosenbach, the preeminent rare-book dealer of the 20th century. The Rosenbach Company is currently touring. Katchor and Mulcahy's next collaboration, A Checkroom Romance, is scheduled for workshop performances in the fall of 2008. He is an Associate Professor at Parsons, The New School for Design. For more information visit www.katchor.com
 
Credits

Author
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (or the Friends of Dr. Rushower) Vineyard Theatre 02/11/2008 Libretto
Awards
Award Production
1 NOMINATED 2008 Drama Desk Award Nomination, Outstanding Book of a Musical The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (or the Friends of Dr. Rushower) Libretto
2 NOMINATED 2008 Drama Desk Award Nomination, Outstanding Lyrics The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (or the Friends of Dr. Rushower) Libretto
3 NOMINATED 2008 Lucille Lortel Award Nomination, Outstanding Musical 2008 Drama Desk Award Nomination, Outstanding Musical The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (or the Friends of Dr. Rushower) Libretto
4 WON 2008 OBIE Award, Design The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (or the Friends of Dr. Rushower) Libretto