Doug Wright Episode 45
In a conversation recorded at the Dramatists Guild’s 2013 National Conference, Doug Wright, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of I Am My Own Wife, talks about his motivation to write and explores the characters on whom he fixates.
“Art’s role in the culture is to teach us empathy” - Doug Wright
Originally recorded at the 2013 Dramatists Guild’s National Conference in Chicago.
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Doug Wright is a Pulitzer Prize-winner and has received a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, GLAAD Media Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama League Award and a Lucille Lortel Award for I Am My Own Wife. His screen adaptation of Quills was named Best Picture by the National Board of Review and nominated for three Academy Awards. Doug was cited by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and awarded the Tolerance Prize from the Kulturforum Europa. Currently, he serves on the board of the New York Theatre Workshop and serves as Secretary on the Dramatists Guild Council.
Works include: Interrogating the Nude (1988), Quills (1995), Unwrap Your Candy (2001), I Am My Own Wife (2003), Grey Gardens (book) (2006), The Little Mermaid (book) (2007), The Pavilion (2009), Hands On a Hardbody (book)(2013).
Doug Wright’s DG Member Profile: http://www.dramatistsguild.com/memberdirectory/getmembership.aspx?cid=10756
© 2013, The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.
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