The Theater: Stairway to Hollywood?

The drama department at Catholic University in Washington,D.C. is the best collegiate play factory since George Pierce Baker's late, great 47 Workshop at Harvard. It also has a broader backstairs to Broadway. In the last nine years, seven C.U.-produced plays (including Lute Song and Sing Out, Sweet Land) have opened in New York. Last week C.U. added a stairway to Hollywood.

The university's first annual playwrighting festival, C.U. announced, will be sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and Broadway's American National Theater & Academy. The stage group will send...

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