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About Joyce Van Dyke (1 Articles)
Joyce Van Dyke is a playwright and descendant of Armenian Genocide survivors. She is the author of “Deported / a dream play” and “A Girl’s War,” a story of love and war set in Karabagh which has received multiple productions and awards and was published in Contemporary Armenian American Drama (2004). Her play, “The Oil Thief,” won Boston’s Elliot Norton Award for best new play in 2009.
The playwright's grandparents and mother - Elmas Boyajian (called Victoria in the play) with her husband Harry and daughter Rose, Providence.  All three are characters in the play.

Van Dyke: The Making of ‘Deported / a dream play’

The Armenian Weekly Magazine April 2012  Joyce Van Dyke’s “Deported / a dream play” tells the story of two women deported together from Mezireh in 1915: the playwright’s grandmother, and her best friend, Varter, the mother of Dr. H. Martin Deranian. “Deported” just received its first [more...]

May 14, 2012 // 0 Comments