Live Chat with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Doug Wright

Doug Wright was most recently represented on Broadway by the musical WAR PAINT, starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, which played at the Nederlander Theater. His earlier plays include I AM MY OWN WIFE (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize), POSTERITY, and QUILLS (Obie Award), as well as books for the musicals GREY GARDENS (Tony Nomination), THE LITTLE MERMAID and HANDS ON A HARDBODY. (Drama Desk Nomination). He adapted and directed August Strindberg’s Creditors for the La Jolla Playhouse in 2009. Films include the screen adaptation of QUILLS (Paul Selvin Award, WGA) and production rewrites for director Rob Marshall, Steven Spielberg and others. Acting credits include two appearances on LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, and the films LITTLE MANHATTAN and TWO LOVERS. He is president of The Dramatists Guild and on the Board of The New York Theater Workshop. He has received grants from United States Artists and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and is a graduate of Yale University (BA) and New York University (MFA). He has been a frequent guest at Yaddo and the MacDowell Art Colonies, and has taught or guest lectured at the Yale Drama School, Princeton University, Julliard and NYU. He lives in New York with his husband, singer-songwriter David Clement and cats Glynis and Murray.

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