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Christopher Durang

Christopher Durang has had plays On and Off-Broadway including A History of the American Film (Tony nomination); Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You (Obie Award); Beyond Therapy; Baby with the Bathwater; The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie Award, Hull Warr...

Biography

Christopher Durang has had plays On and Off-Broadway including A History of the American Film (Tony nomination); Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You (Obie Award); Beyond Therapy; Baby with the Bathwater; The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie Award, Hull Warriner Award); Laughing Wild; Betty's Summer Vacation (Obie Award); Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge; and Miss Witherspoon, which had a double premiere at McCarter Theatre and at Playwrights Horizons. His musical, Adrift in Macao, with book and lyrics by Mr. Durang and music by Peter Melnick, received its New York City premiere at Primary Stages following a run at Philadelphia Theatre Company. As an actor, Mr. Durang has appeared in movies and in his own plays. He's appeared with Sigourney Weaver in their co-authored Das Lusitania Songspiel (Drama Desk nominations for both of them), and with Julie Andrews in the Stephen Sondheim revue Putting It Together at Manhattan Theatre Club. With John Augustine and Sherry Anderson he performed his crackpot cabaret Chris Durang and Dawne (Bistro Award). With Marsha Norman, he's co-chair of the Playwriting Program at Juilliard where they have jointly won the Margo Jones Award for their work with developing playwrights. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council.

Plays by Christopher Durang

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