David Auburn’s plays include Lost Lake (MTC/Broadway 2014) The Columnist (MTC/Broadway 2012), The New York Idea (adaptation; Atlantic Theater 2010), An Upset and Amateurs (EST Marathons), The Journals of Mihail Sebastian (Keen Company), and Proof (2001 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, New York Drama Critics Circle Award). His film work includes “The Girl in the Park,” starring Sigourney Weaver and Kate Bosworth, which he wrote and directed; and the screenplay for “The Lake House,” starring Sandra Bullock. Recent stage directing credits include Anna Christie, A Delicate Balance, Tennessee Williams’ Period of Adjustment, and Zayd Dohrn’s Sick (all Berkshire Theatre Group); and the world premiere of Michael Weller’s Side Effects (MCC). He also recently directed the LA Theatreworks radio production of The Columnist. His short plays have been collected in the volume Fifth Planet and Other Plays (DPS). Last year he gave the Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters at Oxford’s Rothermere American Institute. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he lives in New York City.