Arthur Kopit

Composer Playwright

Arthur Kopit is best known for Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad (1960). Kopit attended Harvard University (A.B., 1959), where seven of his plays were produced while he was still a student. He later served as playwright in residence at Wesleyan University and adjunct professor of playwriting at Yale University and at City College, New York. His plays include The Day the Whores Came Out to Play Tennis. Chamber Music, Sing to Me Through Open Windows, Indians, Wings, The End of the World, The Road To Nirvana, BecauseHeCan, and the book to the musical Nine.