Tracy Young

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Playwright PlayMakers: Director, Clybourne Park. Tracy Young is a theatre director and playwright. Tracy began her writing career developing several original plays with The Actors’ Gang in Los Angeles, including the musicals Hysteria (Ovation Award and PEN West Finalist), Euphoria (Ovation, LA Weekly and Garland Awards) and A Fairy Tale (Garland and GLAAD Image Awards)…. Read more »

Dipika Guha

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Playwright DIPIKA GUHA was born in Calcutta and raised in India, Russia, and the United Kingdom. She is the inaugural recipient of the Shakespeare’s Sister Playwriting Fellowship, a Hodder Fellow at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton, and a Venturous Fellow with the Lark Play Development Center. Her plays include YOGA PLAY (South… Read more »

Lydia R. Diamond

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Award winning Plays include: Smart People, Stick Fly, Voyeurs de Venus, The Bluest Eye, The Gift Horse, Harriet Jacobs, The Inside, and Stage Black. Theatres include: Arena Stage, Cort Theatre (Broadway), Chicago Dramatists, Company One, Congo Square, Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Jubilee Theatre, Kansas City Repertory, Long Wharf, Lorraine Hansberry, McCarter, Theatre… Read more »

Thornton Wilder

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Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) was a novelist and playwright whose works celebrate the connection between the commonplace and the cosmic dimensions of human experience. He is the only writer to win Pulitzer Prizes for both drama and fiction: for his novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and two plays, Our Town and The Skin of… Read more »

Sara Jean Accuardi

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Playwright Sara Jean Accuardi’s full-length plays include The Delays, BREAK, The Storyteller, < 3, Love Scenes, and Portrait of the Widow Kinski. Her writing has been produced and developed around the country, including with Theatre Vertigo, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Something Marvelous, Victory Gardens, Portland Center Stage, Chicago Dramatists, The Blank Theatre, and Spooky Action... Read more »

Lynn Nottage

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Lynn Nottage is a playwright and a screenwriter. She is the first, and remains the only, woman to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. Nottage recently premiered Floyd’s at the Guthrie theater. She wrote the book for the world… Read more »

Karen Zacarías

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Playwright Karen Zacaríasis one of the most produced playwrights in the nation. She is one of the inaugural Resident Playwrights at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, and is a core founder of the LATINX THEATRE COMMONS. She is the founder of Young Playwrights’ Theater, an award winning theater company that teaches playwriting in local public… Read more »

Jessica Dickey

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Playwright Jessica Dickey, a native of Pennsylvania, began her research on Amish culture in order to write her play The Amish Project, which was praised by audiences and critics alike during its Off-Broadway run at the prestigious Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in New York City. The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the tragic events… Read more »

William Shakespeare

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Playwright William Shakespeare (1564–1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and… Read more »