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Doug Wright
(? - living) U.S.A.

Doug Wright

Playwright

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Doug got an undergraduate degree from Yale and earned a master's degree in playwriting from New York University, and has gone on to write plays that have been performed across the country. Doug's plays have a reputation for mixing wit, verve and outrageous comedy with thought-provoking larger themes.

Doug won an Obie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting and the Kesselring Award for Best New American Play from the National Arts Club for his play Quills. He went on to write the screenplay adaptation, making his motion picture debut. The film was named Best Picture by the National Board of Review, nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and received the Paul Selvin Award from the Writer's Guild of America.

He won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, for his play I Am My Own Wife. Doug has been published three times in The Best Short Plays series, and his work as appeared in The Paris Review. Among Wright's numerous awards are the William L. Bradley Fellowship at Yale; the Charles MacArthur Fellowship at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Centre and the Alfred Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University.

Doug is a member of the Dramatists Guild and is currently writing screenplays for Ron Howard and Milos Forman.

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His work include:

  • The Stonewater Rapture
  • Interrogating the Nude
  • Watbanaland
  • Buzzsaw Berkeley
  • Unwrap Your Candy
  • I Am My Own Wife
  • Quills
  • Not Suitable for Children
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