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CC Drama Professor Wins Chicago Award for Originality

Andrew Manley, CC associate professor of acting and performance studies, has won a Chicago Orgie Award for "The Malady of Death," which he adapted from a short novella by Marguerite Duras. Manley's play was first seen at Colorado College early in 2008 with a student cast, then re-mounted with a professional cast in Chicago's Pilsen Arts District in June 2008.

Manley, who adapted, directed, and designed the show, received the award for overall production. The Orgie Award derives its name from the word "original," and is presented annually to "encourage original, innovative, risky, thrilling, inspiring, and possibly outlandish work in all disciplines of Chicago theater."

Manley was recently in Chicago directing the U.S. premiere of "Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza," which was written in response to the recent events in Gaza and has stirred debate and controversy.

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