Winnie Holzman's New Play To Debut In Boston

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In 1994, Winnie Holzman created a hit TV series about the drama of teenage life. Actresses Claire Danes and Bess Armstrong brought a mother-daughter relationship to life, but it was Holzman's writing that transformed even the simplest interaction between a mother and daughter into something incredibly heartfelt and authentic.

Holzman also wrote the 90s TV series "Thirtysomething," another family-relationship drama. In 2003, she wrote the book for the musical "Wicked." And on Friday, her new play, "Choice," will debut at the Huntington Theatre Company.


Winnie Holzman, writer of "My So-Called Life," "Thirtysomething" and the musical "Wicked."


TIME: Winnie Holzman: My So-Called Life's Angela Chase Would Have Been A CIA Agent

  • "If it weren’t for Winnie Holzman, pop culture might be a very different place."

Writers Guild of America: Secret Burdens, Huge Challenges

  • "When asked how they balance work and family, writing and producing, Savannah Dooley and Winnie Holzman answer in unison, 'We don’t. Work is family.'"

This segment aired on October 13, 2015.


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