Doug Wright

Personal Information
Doug Wright received the Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Award for Best Play, the Drama Desk Award, a GLAAD Media Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama League Award, and a Lucille Lortel Award for his play I Am My Own Wife. Mr. Wright won an Obie Award for outstanding achievement in playwriting and the Kesselring Award for Best New American Play from the National Arts Club for his play Quills. He went on to write the screenplay adaptation, making his motion picture debut. The film was named Best Picture by the National Board of Review and nominated for three Academy Awards. His screenplay was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and received the Paul Selvin Award from the Writer’s Guild of America. Doug’s stage work has been produced at the New York Theater Workshop, Lincoln Center, the WPA Theater, the Vineyard Theater, Playwrights Horizons, The Geffen Playhouse, The Wilma, The Woolly Mammoth, the McCarter Theater and the La Jolla Playhouse, among others. Titles include: The Stonewater Rapture, Interrogating The Nude, Watbanaland, Buzzsaw Berkley and Unwrap Your Candy. Screenplays include commissions for Twentieth Century Fox, DreamWorks SKG, Warner Brothers, Universal and New Regency Productions. Doug has been published three times in The Best Short Plays series and his work has appeared in The Paris Review. For career achievement, he was cited with an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Writer’s Guild of America, East and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Currently, he serves on the board of the New York Theatre Workshop and the Dramatist Guild Council. He lives with singer/songwriter David Clement.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Posterity Linda Gross Theater 03/15/2015 Playwright
2 Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays Minetta Lane Theatre 11/13/2011 Author
3 Grey Gardens Playwrights Horizons 03/07/2006 Book
4 I Am My Own Wife Playwrights Horizons 05/27/2003 Playwright
5 Unwrap Your Candy Vineyard Theatre 10/08/2001 Author
6 Quills New York Theatre Workshop 11/03/1995 Playwright
7 Watbanaland WPA Theatre 05/25/1995 Playwright
8 Buzzsaw Berkeley WPA Theatre 08/01/1989 Playwright
9 Buzzsaw Berkeley WPA Theatre 08/01/1989 Conceiver
10 Ubu Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 05/23/1989 Adaptation

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Posterity Linda Gross Theater 03/15/2015 Director

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Venice Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater 06/13/2013 Dramaturg
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2006 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical Grey Gardens Book
2 WON 2004 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Solo Show I Am My Own Wife Playwright
3 WON 2004 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play I Am My Own Wife Playwright
4 WON 2004 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Play I Am My Own Wife Playwright
5 WON 2004 Pulitzer Prize, Drama I Am My Own Wife Playwright
6 WON 1996 Obie Award, Playwriting Quills Playwright