Artist Bio

Christopher Durang

Christopher Durang (Playwright) won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. His works include A History of the American Film (Tony nomination, Best Book of a Musical); The Actor’s Nightmare; Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You (Obie Award); Beyond Therapy, Baby with the Bathwater (Playwrights Horizons); The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Public Theater, Obie Award and Dramatists Guild Hull Warriner Award); Laughing Wild (Playwrights Horizons); Durang/Durang (an evening of six plays at Manhattan Theatre Club); Sex and Longing (Lincoln Center Theater); Betty’s Summer Vacation (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award); Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge (City Theatre in Pittsburgh); Adrift in Macao (a musical written with composer Peter Melnick, at Philadelphia Stage Company); Miss Witherspoon (McCarter Theatre and Playwrights Horizons, Pulitzer Prize finalist) and Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Loved Them (Public Theater). Mr. Durang has a BA from Harvard College and an MFA in playwriting from Yale School of Drama. Since 1994, he and Marsha Norman have been co-chairs of the Playwriting Program at the Juilliard School. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild’s council and lives in Pennsylvania.