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Video exclusive: John Patrick Shanley at Colorado State University in Fort Collins

By John Moore

John Patrick Shanley, who has won the Pulitzer Prize for drama (for “Doubt”) and the Academy Award for screenwriting (for “Moonstruck”) came to Fort Collins earlier this month for a weekend to work on his latest play with lucky students from the Colorado State University theatre department.

Walton Jones, director of Theatre and Dance at CSU, knows Shanley from when they worked together at the O’Neill Center’s National Theatre Institute more than 30 years ago, but they have not stayed in touch. Jones recently reached out to Shanley on Facebook asking him to come for a visit and, boom, Shanley was here from Nov. 1-3.