Lee Blessing

Personal Information
Broadway, London’s West End and Moscow: A Walk in the Woods (Tony, Pulitzer and Olivier nominations, American Theater Critics Association Award). Off-Broadway: Going to St. Ives (Lucille Lortel Award nomination, best play), Thief River (Drama Desk nomination, best play), Cobb (Drama Desk Award, best ensemble), Chesapeake (Outer Critics Award for sound, nomination for best solo performance), Down The Road, Eleemosynary (produced by Manhattan Theatre Club). In the Signature Theatre’s 1992-93 Season: Fortinbras, Lake Street Extension, Two Rooms and the world premiere of Patient A. Regional: Upcoming world-premieres: A Body of Water at the Guthrie Theater in June, 2005 and The Scottish Play at La Jolla Playhouse in September, 2005. Past world and regional premieres: Actors Theatre of Louisville, La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theater, the Guthrie Theater, Arena Stage, Steppenwolf, Old Globe, the Contemporary American Theater Festival, Florida Stage, the Alliance Theater and A Contemporary Theater in Seattle, among many others here and abroad. Film and television: Cooperstown for TNT (Humanitas Award). Grants from the NEA as well as the Guggenheim, Bush, McKnight and Jerome Foundations. Blessing heads the graduate playwriting program at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.
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Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Great Game: Afghanistan Jack. H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 12/07/2010 Playwright
2 A Body of Water 59E59 Theaters/ Theater A 10/14/2008 Playwright
3 Going to St. Ives 59E59 Theaters/ Theater A 03/29/2005 Playwright
4 Thief River Peter Norton Space 05/20/2001 Playwright
5 Cobb Lucille Lortel Theatre 11/08/2000 Playwright
6 Down the Road Linda Gross Theater 06/01/1993 Playwright
7 Patient A Signature Theatre 04/23/1993 Playwright
8 Two Rooms Signature Theatre 02/12/1993 Playwright
9 Lake Street Extension Signature Theatre 11/27/1992 Playwright
10 Fortinbras Signature Theatre 10/09/1992 Playwright
11 Eleemosynary New York City Center/ Stage II 04/25/1989 Playwright
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2005 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play Going to St. Ives Playwright