Christopher Durang

Christopher Durang is the author of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony Award for Best Play), The Idiots Karamazov, co-authored with Albert Innaurato, A History of the American Film (Tony Award nomination), Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You (Obie Award), Beyond Therapy (Broadway and Off Broadway), Baby with the Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie Awards for Playwriting, Direction, and Ensemble Performance; Dramatists Guild of America’s Hull-Warriner Award), Laughing Wild, For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls, Betty’s Summer Vacation (Obie Awards for Playwriting, Direction, and Performance), Miss Witherspoon (2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist), and Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them. His cabaret credits include Das Lusitania Songspiel, co-authored and performed by Sigourney Weaver and Mr. Durang (Drama Desk Award nominations for both performers) and Chris Durang & Dawne (Bistro Award for Mr. Durang and cohorts John Augustine and Sherry Anderson). He has won the Harvard Arts Medal and the PEN/Laura Pels Award for a Master American Dramatist, and he was recently inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. For 18 years he and Marsha Norman have been co-chairs of The Juilliard School’s Playwriting Program. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council.

(As of December 2014)