In the Room - Durang 2013
Christopher Durang, last year’s Tony Award-winning playwright of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, joins theatre students and fellow Guild members for a conversation on craft and collaborations that led up to his recent success on Broadway.
Originally recorded in 2013 at Point Park University as part of The Dramatists Guild Mentoring Artists Tour.
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Christopher Durang has a B.A. from Harvard College, and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Yale School of Drama. His recent Broadway production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike received the Tony Award for Best Play. Other plays include A History of the American Film, The Actor’s Nightmare, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, Beyond Therapy, Baby with the Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Laughing Wild, Durang/Durang (an evening of six plays) Sex and Longing, and Betty’s Summer Vacation. Mr. Durang is also a performer who has acted in his own plays (Laughing Wild; The Marriage of Bette and Boo; Das Lusitania Songspiel). His film appearances include The Secret of My Success, Mr. North, The Butcher's Wife, Housesitter and The Cowboy Way, among others. Since 1994 he has been co-chair, with Marsha Norman, of the Playwriting Program at the Juilliard School in Manhattan.
Works Include: The Idiots Karamazov (1974); Titanic (1976);The Vietnamization of New Jersey (1977); A History of the American Film (1978); The Actor’s Nightmare, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You (1981); Beyond Therapy (1982); Baby with the Bathwater (1983); The Marriage of Bette and Boo (1985); Laughing Wild (1987); Sex and Longing (1996); Betty’s Summer Vacation (1999); Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge (2002); Miss Witherspoon (2002); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (2012).
Christopher Durang’s DG Member Profile: http://www.dramatistsguild.com/memberdirectory/getmembership.aspx?cid=1103
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