Atlantic Theater Company DOUG WRIGHT - Atlantic Theater Company


DOUG WRIGHT (Playwright and Director). Broadway:   Books for the musicals Hands On a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination), The Little Mermaid and Grey Gardens (Tony® and Drama Desk Nominations).   The play I Am My Own Wife (Pulitzer, Tony Award®, Drama Desk, GLAAD Media Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Lucille Lortel Award.) Earlier in his career, Mr. Wright won an Obie Award for outstanding achievement in playwriting for 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.   For director Rob Marshall, Doug wrote the television special “Tony Bennett:  An American Classic,” which received seven Emmy Awards®.   Directing credits include Strindberg’s Creditors (Best Production, San Diego Critics Association) and acting work includes the films Two Lovers and Little Manhattan, as well as two episodes of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”  For career achievement, Mr. Wright is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Writer’s Guild of America, East, the Screen Actors Guild and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.  Currently, he serves on the board of the New York Theater Workshop.  He lives in New York with his partner, singer/songwriter David Clement.