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ArtsEmerson’s Polly Carl is theater group’s Person of the Year

Polly Carl.
Polly Carl.(Dina Rudick/Globe Staff/File 2015)

Polly Carl, the creative director of ArtsEmerson and director of HowlRound, has been named Person of the Year by the National Theatre Conference. In a statement, NTC president Risa Brainin praised Carl “for her extraordinary work in new play development.” In addition to the award for Carl, playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle was chosen to receive the annual Paul Green Foundation Award, given to an emerging talent in theater. Both awards will be presented at the Players Club in New York in December.


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