Christopher Durang

Christopher Durang's Laughing Wild (2005) and Betty's Summer Vacation (2001, Obie Awards for playwriting, Nicholas Martin’s directing, and actress Kristine Nielsen) were previously produced by the Huntington. He received the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. His other plays include A History of the American Film (Tony Award nomination), Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You (Obie Award), Beyond Therapy (Off and on Broadway), Baby with the Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie Awards for playwriting, Jerry Zaks’ directing, ensemble acting; Dramatists Guild Hull Warriner Award), For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls, Miss Witherspoon (2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist), and Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them. His cabarets include Das Lusitania Songspiel (coauthored and performed by Sigourney Weaver and Durang, Drama Desk nominations for both performers) and Chris Durang and Dawne (Bistro Award for Durang and cohorts John Augustine and Sherry Anderson). He received the Harvard Arts Medal and the PEN/Laura Pels Award for a Master American Dramatist and was recently inducted in the Theatre Hall of Fame. For 20 years he and Marsha Norman have been co-chairs of the Juilliard Playwriting Program. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council.

(As of March 2014)

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