Durang, Christopher, 1949-

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Christopher Ferdinand Durang (born January 2, 1949) is an American playwright known for works of outrageous and often absurd comedy. His work was especially popular in the 1980s, though his career seemed to get a second wind in the late 1990s. Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You was Durang's watershed play as it brought him to national prominence when it won him—at the age of 32—the Obie Award for Best Playwright (1980). His play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2013. The production was directed by Nicholas Martin, and featured Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Billy Magnussen, Shalita Grant and Genevieve Angelson. He is co-director of the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at Juilliard. (Source: Wikipedia contributors, "Christopher Durang," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Christopher_Durang&oldid=1067552869 (accessed February 8, 2022).

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creatorOf Tarragon Theatre Archives (University of Guelph). Sister Mary Ignatius explains it all for you / by Christopher Durang ; directed by Leon Major, 1982 - reviews and articles. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
referencedIn Christopher Durang collection, 1949- [ca. 2005-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn American Repertory Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.). Prompt books and related materials, 1961-2006. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Tarragon Theatre Archives (University of Guelph). Laughing Wild / by Christopher Durang ; directed by Bob Baker, 1989 - reviews and articles. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
creatorOf Marvin, Mel. A history of the American film: typescript, 1975. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Durang, Christopher, 1949-. Why torture is wrong, and the people who love them / by Christopher Durang, 2009. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Zwecker, Yossi. La-ṭipul yatsanu. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn New York Shakespeare Festival Records. Series V: General Manager's Files, 1960-1991 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Durang, Christopher, 1949-. Beyond therapy : typescript. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Durang, Christopher, 1949-. Beyond therapy / by Christopher Durang. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Miscellaneous screen, stage, and radio scripts, ca. 1859-2007. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Durang, Christopher, 1949-. Darryl and Carol and Henry and Jenny (better dead than sorry) / by Christopher Durang, 198-?. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Tarragon Theatre Archives (University of Guelph). Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, and 'Dentity Crisis / by C. Durang, May 1983 - house program. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
creatorOf Tarragon Theatre Archives (University of Guelph). Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You / by Christopher Durang ; directed by Leon Major, 1984 - reviews and articles. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
referencedIn New York Shakespeare Festival Records. Series IV: Production Materials, 1958-1992 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Tarragon Theatre Archives (University of Guelph). Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, and 'Dentity Crisis / by Christopher Durang ; directed by Leon Major, 1984 - house program. University of Guelph. McLaughlin Library
creatorOf Christopher Durang papers, 1957-2013 (MS Thr 1379). Houghton Library
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associatedWith American Repertory Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.). corporateBody
associatedWith Eustis, Oskar, 1958- person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith Martin, Nicholas, 1931- person
associatedWith Marvin, Mel. person
associatedWith New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Billy Rose Theatre Division. Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Shakespeare Festival corporateBody
associatedWith New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater. corporateBody
associatedWith Papp, Joseph person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Tarragon Theatre Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Tarragon Theatre Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Tarragon Theatre Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Tarragon Theatre Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Tarragon Theatre Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
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Torture
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Birth 1949-01-02

Death 1949

Americans

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