Paula Vogel is an American playwright. Although no particular theme or topic dominates her work, she often examines traditionally controversial issues such as sexual abuse and prostitution. Her work embraces theatrical devices from across several traditions, incorporating, in various works, direct address, omniscient narration, and fantasy sequences.
Off-Broadway works include her Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive (Century Center), Indecent and The Long Christmas Ride Home (Vineyard Theatre), A Civil War Christmas (N.Y. Theatre Workshop), Hot 'n’ Throbbing and The Oldest Profession (Peter Norton Space), The Mineola Twins (Laura Pels Theatre), And Baby Makes Seven (Lucille Lortel Theatre), and Desdemona and her OBIE Award-winning The Baltimore Waltz (Circle Repertory). Regional works include Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq (Wilma Theater) and Meg (Bartell Theatre).
Vogel also received the Award for Literature and has been inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.