Lanford Wilson

Personal Information
Lanford Wilson is the author of 17 full length and over 30 short plays. As a pioneer in the Off-Off-Broadway movement in New York, Lanford Wilson slowly but surely established himself as a young playwright to watch in the early 1960’s. From 1963 to 1967, his plays were regularly produced at the Caffe Cino and La Mama Experimental Theatre Company. In 1969, he became one of the founders of The Circle Repertory Theatre Company, where he remained until 1995 as Resident Playwright. His plays include: Balm in Gilead, Burn This, The Fifth of July, The Hot l Baltimore, Lemon Sky, The Mound Builders, Talley’s Folly and Redwood Curtain. He has received numerous awards including the Brandeis Creative Arts Award, The Institute of Arts and Letters Award, three Obies, two New York Drama Critic's Circle Awards, the Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Most recently, he was the saluted playwright at the William Inge Theatre Festival in 2001. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council and has made his home in Sag Harbor since 1970.
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Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Mound Builders Pershing Square Signature Center/ The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre 03/17/2013 Playwright
2 Talley's Folly Laura Pels Theatre (Current) 03/05/2013 Playwright
3 Rain Dance Peter Norton Space 05/20/2003 Playwright
4 Fifth of July Peter Norton Space 02/03/2003 Playwright
5 Ghosts East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 11/10/2002 Translator
6 Book of Days Peter Norton Space 11/03/2002 Playwright
7 Burn This Union Square Theatre 09/19/2002 Playwright
8 Sympathetic Magic Second Stage Theatre 04/16/1997 Playwright
9 By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea New York City Center/ Stage II 04/30/1996 Playwright
10 Moonshot and Cosmos Circle Repertory Theatre 04/20/1994 Playwright
11 The Rimers of Eldritch McGinn-Cazale Theatre 11/08/1988 Playwright
12 Burn This Theater 890 02/18/1987 Playwright
13 Talley's Folly Parish Hall at the Church of Heavenly Rest 05/15/1986 Playwright
14 The Mound Builders Triplex Theater 01/30/1986 Playwright
15 Lemon Sky McGinn-Cazale Theatre 11/25/1985 Playwright
16 Talley & Son Circle Repertory Theatre 09/24/1985 Playwright
17 Balm in Gilead Circle Repertory Theatre 05/31/1984 Playwright
18 Serenading Louie Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Newman Theater 01/17/1984 Playwright
19 Angels Fall Circle Repertory Theatre 10/17/1982 Playwright
20 Confluence Circle Repertory Theatre 01/10/1982 Playwright
21 A Tale Told Circle Theatre 06/11/1981 Playwright
22 Talley's Folly Circle Theatre 05/01/1979 Playwright
23 Fifth of July Circle Theatre 04/27/1978 Playwright
24 Two from the Late Show Circle Theatre 03/09/1978 Playwright
25 Serenading Louie Circle Theatre 05/02/1976 Playwright
26 The Mound Builders Circle Theatre 02/02/1975 Playwright
27 The Hot l Baltimore Circle in the Square Downtown 03/22/1973 Playwright
28 Lemon Sky Playhouse Theatre 05/17/1970 Playwright
29 Collision Course Actors' Playhouse 06/04/1968 Author
30 The Rimers of Eldritch Cherry Lane Theatre 02/20/1967 Playwright
31 6 From La Mama (First Program) Martinique Theatre 04/11/1966 Playwright
32 Ludlow Fair / The Madness of Lady Bright Theater East 03/22/1966 Playwright
33 Theatre 1965 New Playwrights Series: First Program Cherry Lane Theatre 02/10/1965 Playwright
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2013 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival Talley's Folly Playwright
2 NOMINATED 2013 Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best Play Revival Talley's Folly Playwright
3 NOMINATED 2003 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival Burn This Playwright
4 WON 2003 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival Fifth of July Playwright
5 WON 2001 Lucille Lortel Award, Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence    
6 WON 1997 Obie Award, Playwriting Sympathetic Magic Playwright
7 WON 1980 Drama Critics' Circle Award, Best Play Talley's Folly Playwright
8 WON 1973 Drama Critics' Circle Award, Best American Play The Hot l Baltimore Playwright
9 WON 1973 Obie Award, Best American Play The Hot l Baltimore Playwright