Susan Keating Glaspell (1 July 1876 – 27 July 1948) was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, actress, director, and bestselling novelist. She was a founding member of the Provincetown Players, one of the most important collaboratives in the development of modern drama in the United States. She also served in the Works Progress Administration as Midwest Bureau Director of the Federal Theater Project.
Albert Horton Foote, Jr. (March 14, 1916 – March 4, 2009) was an American playwright and screenwriter, perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning screenplays for the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird and the 1983 film Tender Mercies, and his notable live television dramas during the Golden Age of Television. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1995 for his play The Young Man From Atlanta.
Howard Lindsay (March 29, 1889 - February 11, 1968) was an American theatrical producer, playwright, librettist, director and actor. He is best known for his writing work as part of the collaboration of Lindsay and Crouse, and for his performance, with his wife Dorothy Stickney, in the long-running play Life with Father.
Edward “Ed” Kleban (April 30, 1939 - December 28, 1987) was an American musical theatre composer and lyricist. A graduate of New York's High School of Music & Art and Columbia University, Kleban wrote the lyrics for the Broadway hit A Chorus Line. He and composer Marvin Hamlisch won the 1976 Tony Award for Best Original Score. The one-woman Phyllis Newman show, The Madwoman of Central Park West (1979), featured a few tunes with his lyrics. He was a teacher for many years at the B.M.I.
Alfred Fox Uhry (born 3 December 1936) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. As of 2009, he remains the only individual to receive an Academy Award, Tony Award (2) and the Pulitzer Prize for dramatic writing.
Paul Eliot Green (17 March 1894 - 4 May 1981) was an American playwright best known for his depictions of life in North Carolina during the first decades of the twentieth century. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his 1927 play, In Abraham's Bosom.
Morrie Ryskind (born October 20, 1895, New York City — died August 24, 1985, Washington, D.C. ) was an American dramatist, lyricist and director on theatrical productions and motion pictures, who became a political conservative activist later in life.
Margaret Edson (born 4 July 1961, Washington, D.C. ) is an American playwright. Edson graduated with a B.A. in Renaissance History from Smith College, and received a master's in English literature from Georgetown University. Her jobs have included being a bicycle shop sales clerk and a volunteer ESL teacher. Edson's first play was Wit, first produced in 1995 at South Coast Repertory in California, about a John Donne scholar who is hospitalized for and dying of ovarian cancer.
David Lindsay-Abaire (born November 30, 1969) is an American playwright and lyricist. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007 for his play Rabbit Hole, which also earned several Tony Award nominations.
Jason Miller (April 22, 1939 – May 13, 2001) was an American actor and playwright. He received the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play That Championship Season, and was widely recognized for his role as Father Damien Karras in the 1973 horror film The Exorcist. He later became Artistic Director of the Scranton Public Theatre in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where his play That Championship Season was set.
George Edward Kelly (16 January 1887 – 18 June 1974) was an American playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor. He began his career in vaudeville as an actor and sketch writer. He became best known for his satiric comedies, including The Torch-Bearers (1922) and The Show-Off (1924).
Charles Edward Gordone (October 12, 1925 - November 16, 1995) was an American playwright, actor, director, and educator. He was the first African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and devoted much of his professional life to the pursuit of multi-racial American theater and racial unity.
Jerome Weidman (April 4, 1913, New York City - October 6, 1998, New York City) was an American playwright and novelist. He collaborated with George Abbott on the book for the musical Fiorello! with music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. All received the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work.
Lynn Nottage (born 1964) is an American Pulitzer Prize winning playwright whose work often deals with the lives of African Americans and women. She was born in Brooklyn and is a graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005, and a MacArthur Genius Grant in 2007. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2009 for Ruined.
Hatcher Hughes (12 February 1881, Polkville, North Carolina - 19 October 1945, New York City) was an American playwright who lived in Grover, NC, as featured in the book Images of America. He was on the teaching staff of Columbia University from 1912 onward. He was awarded the 1924 Pulitzer Prize for his 1922 play Hell-Bent Fer Heaven. He was the tenth of eleven children of Andrew Jackson Hughes and Martha Jane Gold Hughes.
Owen Gould Davis, Sr. (29 January 1874 – 14 October 1956) was an American dramatist. He received the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his 1923 play Icebound, and penned hundreds of plays and scripts for radio and film. Davis was born in Portland, Maine and lived until he was fifteen in Bangor. He was the father of actor Owen, Jr. and playwright, Donald. His brother William Hammatt Davis was Chairman of the National War Labor Board in Franklin Roosevelt's administration.
Michael Ivan Cristofer (born 22 January 1945, Trenton, New Jersey) is an American playwright and filmmaker. He received Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play for The Shadow Box in 1977. Michael Cristofer was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and an Antoinette Perry “Tony” Award for the Broadway production of his play, THE SHADOW BOX. Subsequent to New York, the play was produced in every major American city and worldwide from Europe to the Far East.
Donald L. Coburn (born 4 August 1938) is an American dramatist. He received the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play, The Gin Game. Coburn was born in Baltimore, Maryland to parents who divorced two years later. He graduated from high school in 1957, then served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1960. He has been married twice, first to Nazle Joyce French, whom he married in 1964 and divorced in 1971, then to Marsha Woodruff Maher in 1975. He had his own advertising company from 1965 to 1968.
Joseph A. Kramm (30 September 1907, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 8 May 1991) was an American playwright, actor, and director. He received Pulitzer Prize for Drama in in 1951 for his play The Shrike, later adapted into a motion picture of the same title in 1955.