Christopher Durang

Other plays on and off Broadway include A History of the American Film (Tony nom.), Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You (Obie Award), Beyond Therapy, Baby with the Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie Award, Dramatists Guild Hull Warriner Award), Laughing Wild, Betty's Summer Vacation (Obie Award), Sex and Longing (LCT), Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge, Miss Witherspoon (2005 Pulitzer finalist), Adrift in Macao (book/lyrics Durang, music by Peter Melnick). His latest play Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them premiered at The Public Theater in 2009. In recent years, he won the Harvard Arts Medal, the Sidney Kingsley Playwriting Award, was the 2008 honoree at the William Inge Festival, and in September, won the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award for a Master American Dramatist. He has acted in movies (Butcher's Wife, Housesitter, Mr. North, Secret of My Success) and in his own plays. He's a member of the Dramatists Guild Council.

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