John Patrick Shanley


JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY’S Career as an off-Broadway playwright began in 1978 with Saturday Night at the War ; a collection of one-act plays were staged in 1982 as Welcome to the Moon ; made London theater debut with Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, 1984; first two screenplays, Moon-struck and Five Corners, both produced by Hollywood studios in 1987; made screen directing debut with Joe Versus the Volcano, 1990; made Broadway debut with Doubt, a parable, 2005. Also the author of the teleplays Danny i Roberta, 1993, and Live from Baghdad, 2002.


Shanley has received the Academy Award for best screenplay, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for Moon-struck, 1987; Writers Guild of America award for best screenplay written directly for the screen, for Moonstruck 1987; Pulitzer Prize for drama, for Doubt, 2005; Lucille Lortel Award for best play, for Doubt, 2005; Outer Critics Circle Award for best Broadway play, for Doubt, 2005; Obie Award for Doubt, Village Voice, 2005; Drama Desk Award for best play, for Doubt, 2005; Antoinette Perry (Tony) award for best play, League of American Theaters and Producers and the American Theatre Wing, for Doubt, 2005.