Christopher Durang

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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 Playwrights Horizons. Miss Witherspoon and Mrs. Bob… will soon be published by Grove/Atlantic Press. His musical, Adrift in Macao, with book and lyrics by Durang and music by Peter Melnick received its New York City premier at Primary Stages following a run at Philadelphia Theatre Company. As an actor, he 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’s a member of the Dramatists Guild Council.
 
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Credits

Author
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 11/12/2012 Playwright
2 Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 04/06/2009 Playwright
3 The Marriage of Bette and Boo Laura Pels Theatre (Current) 07/13/2008 Playwright
4 Adrift in Macao 59E59 Theater A 02/13/2007 Book
5 Adrift in Macao 59E59 Theater A 02/13/2007 Lyricist
6 Miss Witherspoon Playwrights Horizons 11/29/2005 Playwright
7 Betty's Summer Vacation Playwrights Horizons 03/14/1999 Playwright
8 Durang/Durang New York City Center-Stage II 11/14/1994 Playwright
9 Urban Blight New York City Center-Stage I 05/18/1988 Book
10 Laughing Wild Playwrights Horizons 11/11/1987 Playwright
11 The Marriage of Bette and Boo Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 05/16/1985 Playwright
12 Baby with the Bathwater Playwrights Horizons 11/08/1983 Playwright
13 Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You/ The Actor's Nightmare Westside Theatre (Downstairs) 02/24/1982 Playwright
14 Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You/ The Actor's Nightmare Playwrights Horizons 10/16/1981 Playwright
15 Beyond Therapy Marymount Manhattan Theatre 01/01/1981 Playwright
16 Das Lusitania Songspiel Westside Theatre (Downstairs) 01/10/1980 Lyricist
17 Das Lusitania Songspiel Westside Theatre (Downstairs) 01/10/1980 Author
18 Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You Ensemble Studio Theatre 11/12/1979 Playwright
19 Titanic Van Dam Theatre 05/10/1976 Playwright
20 Das Lusitania Songspiel Van Dam Theatre 05/10/1976 Playwright

Actor
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Putting It Together New York City Center-Stage I 03/02/1993 N/A
2 Ubu Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 05/23/1989 Ubu's Conscience
3 Laughing Wild Playwrights Horizons 11/11/1987 Man
4 The Marriage of Bette and Boo Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 05/16/1985 Matt
5 Young Playwrights Festival (1983) Circle Repertory Theatre 04/13/1983 Michael (A New Approach)/ Wallace (The Birthday Present)
6 Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You/ The Actor's Nightmare Westside Theatre (Downstairs) 02/24/1982 Aloysius Benheim/ George Spevlin REPLACEMENT
7 Das Lusitania Songspiel Westside Theatre (Downstairs) 01/10/1980 N/A
8 Das Lusitania Songspiel Van Dam Theatre 05/10/1976 N/A

Director
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Young Playwrights Festival (1988) Playwrights Horizons 09/13/1988 Director
Awards
Award Production
1 WON 1998-1999 OBIE Award for Playwriting Betty's Summer Vacation Playwright
2 NOMINATED 1979-1980 Drama Desk Nomination, Outstanding Actor in a Musical Das Lusitania Songspiel Actor
3 WON 1979-1980 OBIE Award, Playwriting Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You Playwright
4 WON 1984-1985 OBIE Award for Playwriting1984-1985 Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner's Award The Marriage of Bette and Boo Playwright
5 WON 1984-1985 Obie Award, Performance The Marriage of Bette and Boo Actor
6 NOMINATED 2013 Off-Broadway Alliance Award Nomination, Best New Play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Playwright
7 NOMINATED 2013 GLAAD Media Award Nomination Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway and Off- Broadway Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Playwright
8 NOMINATED 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination, Outstanding New Off- Broadway Play 2009 Drama League Award Nomination, Outstanding Production of a Play Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them Playwright