Artist Bio

Playwrights Horizons

(Bio as of December 2006)

Playwrights Horizons most recently collaborated with the Goodman on Frank’s Home during the 2006/2007 Season. Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, is a writers’ theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists, and to the production of their new work. Outstanding productions include four Pulitzer Prize winners: Doug Wright’s I Am My Own Wife, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Sunday in the Park with George, Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy and Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles; as well as Doug Wright, Scott Frankel and Michael Korie’s Grey Gardens, Craig Lucas’ Small Tragedy, Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey’s James Joyce’s The Dead, William Finn’s March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, Christopher Durang’s Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You, Jon Robin Baitz’s The Substance of Fire, Scott McPherson’s Marvin’s Room, Adam Guettel and Tina Landau’s Floyd Collins and Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley’s Violet. Playwrights Horizons was founded in 1971 at the Clark Center Y by Robert Moss, before moving to 42nd Street. André Bishop served as artistic director from 1981 to 1991, followed by Don Scardino, who served through 1995.