The Rubin John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
"You dream of outer space of distant seas of unknown people. What could be more unknown than your own tongue whispering the unlying truth in your own ear."
John Patrick Shanley is an American playwright, screenwriter, and director. Shanley was born in The Bronx, New York City. He is a graduate of New York University, and is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theater. For his script for the 1987 film, Moonstruck, Shanley won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. In 2005, Shanley's play Doubt: A Parable, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 2008, Shanley directed a film version of Doubt starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams.
Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst, a psychologist and an author. An experienced clinician and teacher, she is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Vermont and Consultant in Leadership Development at Norwich University. She has published thirteen books that have been translated into more than twenty languages, including The Resilient Spirit, Women and Desire, and The Cambridge Companion to Jung. She is chairperson of the non-profit "Enlightening Conversations: Buddhism and Psychoanalysis Meeting in Person" that hosts conferences in cities around the USA. Polly is a long-time practitioner of Zen Buddhism (since 1971) and Vipassana (since 1998), and is certified as a facilitator in the Vipassana tradition of Shinzen Young.
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John Patrick Shanley on the set of Doubt, courtesy Miramax Films