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Episode 5
David Auburn on Proof


In a session recorded in 2001, David Auburn discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Proof, and how he learned from the process as it developed from the production at Manhattan Theatre Club to its transfer to Broadway. In the discussion, Auburn recalls how the collaborations with director Daniel Sullivan, cast and design team contributed to the success of the production.


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DAVID AUBURN (born August 11, 1969)

Playwright, Screenwriter

David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Proof, premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club in May 2000 and opened at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre on October 24, 2000. David Auburn is the recipient of the Guggenheim Foundation Grant, Helen Merrill Playwriting Award and Joseph Kesselring Prize for Drama. His work has been published in Harper's Magazine and The New England Review. He was a member of the Juilliard playwriting program and serves on the Council of The Dramatists Guild of America.

Theatrical Works Include: Skyscraper; Are You Ready?; Damage Control; Fifth Planet; Miss You; Three Monologues; We Had A Very Good Time; What Do You Believe About The Future?; Proof.

Upcoming: David Auburn's The Columnist will open at MTC April 25, 2012. He is also working on a film adaptation of the 2011 sci-fi novel A Discovery of Witches and Peter Ackroyd's novel The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein.