Christopher Durang has had plays on and off-Broadway including A History of the American Film(Tony nomination), Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You (Obie award), Beyond Therapy, Baby with the Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie award, Dramatists Guild Hull Warriner Award), Laughing Wild, Betty’s Summer Vacation(Obie award), Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge, Miss Witherspoon (2005 Pulitzer finalist), and Adrift in Macao(book/lyrics Durang, music by Peter Melnick). His most recent play Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Thempremiered at the Public Theater in 2009. On commission from the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, Durang has written a new play called Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will be presented at both the McCarter and at Lincoln Center Theatre in the fall of 2012. In recent years, Durang won the Harvard Arts Medal; the Sidney Kingsley Playwriting Award, and was the 2008 honoree at the William Inge Festival. Durang has acted in movies (Butcher’s Wife, Housesitter, Mr. North, Secret of My Success) and in his own plays. With Marsha Norman, he’s been co-chair of the Playwriting Program at Juilliard since 1994. He’s a member of the Dramatists Guild Council.
Learn more about him at www.christopherdurang.com